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Construction officially got underway on Willowfork Fire Station 2 on Thursday, April 12 with a groundbreaking ceremony. The audience gathered to witness the ceremony included employees and volunteers of the Willowfork Fire Department, friends, and family, as well as some members of the public.

The new $2.7 million facility will be located at 26950 Cinco Ranch Blvd., near the intersection of Katy Gaston and Cinco Ranch Blvd. The structure will be approximately 13,000 square feet, containing three apparatus bays, firefighter sleeping areas, a training room, and office space. A second station is needed by the district, due to growth in that part of its north Fort Bend County service area and the increasing number of dispatched calls throughout its entire territory.

The construction period is expected to last approximately 270 days. Assuming the weather cooperates, Willowfork Station 2 should be placed into service within the first quarter of 2013. Please visit the Willowfork Fire Department’s website at www.willowforkfire.com for periodic updates on the project.

About Emergency Services District 2
Emergency Services District 2 was formed in May 2002 when voters in the proposed service area approved the creation of the district. ESD 2 is governed by a five-member local resident board appointed by the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court. This volunteer board is responsible for oversight of the funding and operation of the district and the Willowfork Fire Department.

Current board members are: John Schwin, Robert Miller, Marti Thorne, Lance Flessner, and Tom Raia. The Willowfork Fire Department is led by Chief Billy Wilson. Board meetings are open to the public and are generally held the third Wednesday of each month at Willowfork Fire Department Station 1, located at 24655 Westheimer Pkwy. Comments to or requests of the board may be communicated to Holly Zarate, business manager, by calling 832-338-7586 or via email at info@willowforkfire.com. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.