SAFD UPGRADES OF FIRE STATION AT PORT HELP PROMOTE SERVICE, SAFETY

11-16-2015

THE OLD: A basic carport housed Station #12’s fire engine

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS –The City of San Antonio  Fire Department (SAFD)  has for several years maintained a presence at Port San Antonio: Station #12. The unit serves both the Port, where 12,000 people currently work, and surrounding Southside and Westside communities.

The Port recently supported SAFD’s efforts to build a new modern bay that now houses the unit’s fire engine. The three-month-long effort was necessary to replace the Department’s previous bay, which was a basic carport. The new climate-controlled interior now helps better protect the engine’s vital equipment—improving efficiency and safety as SAFD works to save lives and protect property in the community.

“We needed a climate-controlled structure to prevent the pump on the engine from freezing in the cold weather,” explained Lieutenant Eddie Olmo. “Also, we carry cardiac medication when we are responding to calls, and there are electronics on board that give us necessary dispatch information. These need to be in a controlled climate as well.”

THE NEW: A modern climate-controlled bay is much better suited at protecting the engine and life-saving equipment and medication.

“We’re very proud to count the Fire Department as one of our longtime partners,” said Port President and CEO Roland C. Mower. “It’s great to see the ongoing improvements to SAFD’s on-site facility as we work hand-in-hand to serve our growing community.”