Dallas Fire-Rescue opened a new state-of-the-art fire station Tuesday in Cypress Waters on Tuesday.
Located at 9393 Water Mill Rd., Fire Station #58 will serve the Cypress Waters neighborhood, located in District 6, represented by Dallas City Council Member Omar Narvaez.
The facility replaces the station erected in 2015, offering enhanced capabilities to serve the burgeoning Cypress Waters area.
“Just to see what has actually been built is amazing,” said DFR Fire Chief Dominique Artis, speaking to the crowd.
The construction of the fire station was made possible through the City’s Tax Increment Financing (TIF) program, reflecting a commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of the residents and businesses in the region.
The Cypress Waters neighborhood has experienced rapid growth in recent years, resulting in an increased demand for emergency response services.
The 16,500-square-foot station is over eight times the size of its predecessor and boasts cutting-edge features and amenities designed to support the fire department in its critical mission. It features a drive-thru style bay and bi-fold doors that will help firefighters rapidly and safely respond to emergencies.
It also has a three-story training tower, with roof access, that will be used for additional training exercises in multiple disciplines, including but not limited to confined space, ladders, high-rise operations, and rope rescue. The tower will help in simulated fire scenarios.
Cypress Waters’ new station is the first of its kind in that it will house personnel from both the Dallas Fire-Rescue and the Dallas Police Department under one roof.
“This shared facility with them is something new for us, so we’re excited. We had to make sure that our brothers in blue also have a place to call home,” said Artis.
The new fire station enhances emergency response capabilities and will serve as a community hub.
As the Cypress Waters neighborhood continues to thrive, the opening of Fire Station #58 marks a significant step in Dallas’ efforts to better its emergency services.