New Station 3 complete
In late July, the Bloomington Fire Department (BFD) moved into the newly completed Station 3 at 2301 86th Street E. The $12 million facility, pictured above, has adequate storage for equipment, training features and better energy efficiency than the old Station 3.
“This new station gives us better access to equipment because there is enough space for all of it,” Assistant Fire Chief Jay Forster said. “It also gives us the opportunity to do more training on-site.”
The former Station 3 was more than 50 years old and no longer met the needs of the community or BFD. A few other stations in the city will need to be replaced in the future for the same reasons. A new Station 4 will be constructed on the current site at 4201 West 84th Street. Discussions about design will continue through 2021 with construction tentatively planned for the first half of 2022. Fire service to the area will be maintained through construction.
Stations 2, 5 and 6 will also need to be replaced in the future. The City will provide opportunities for engagement throughout the construction process of these public safety facilities.
For more information, contact Assistant Fire Chief Jay Forster at jforster@BloomingtonMN.gov or 952-563-4812.