Amarillo's newest fire station

NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, TX - Amarillo now has another brand new fire station. Station Number 8 officially opened Saturday afternoon at 108 South Western Street.

Fire officials say the new location will make for faster response times, since the driveway is not on Western, they'll be able to get the trucks out faster on a less-busy side street.

On top of that, the station is one of two in Amarillo that has Haz-Mat equipment.

"For the most part it's a large shower. Whenever there is a chemical spill or any other situation requiring us to respond very quickly, we can get this truck out there and we can have large groups of people de-conned very quickly," says firefighter Jordan James.

James adds that will be helpful if there is ever a mass contamination somewhere because they can take care of everyone on site, rather than have to transport them somewhere else.