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New fire station bringing speedy response time

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Captain Wes Hall Captain Wes Hall

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Amarillo, Texas - Many Amarillo residents will soon be much safer thanks to a brand new fire station.

Fire Station Number 12 will soon be home to twelve fire fighters and a brand new truck. The extra crews and the new station are much needed in Amarillo, especially in the growing south side of town. Captain Wes Hall says, "As the city has expanded and our population has increased, we've run out of enough fire stations. For our response time, we try to get our fire truck anywhere in town in four minutes, 90% of the time. Without Station 12, the population has grown in the south side of town and we've been having a hard time doing that."

That's because the other fire stations have been covering for this area, getting to houses in about six minutes. The new facility will knock the response time down to four minutes. Finishing touches are being put on the station, which will begin service sometime in the next few weeks.