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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Fire Station 3

Fire Station 3 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the City of Las Cruces’ newest fire station – Fire Station 3, at 308 N. Valley Drive – will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2022.

The public is invited to attend.

Fire Station 3 replaces the 55-year-old Fire Station 3 that was built in 1967 at 390 N. Valley Drive. The new fire station is just south of the old station. The new Fire Station 3 will continue to house Engine 3 and Squad 3 providing fire protection and emergency medical services to west Las Cruces. The area includes residential neighborhoods, three public schools, industrial parks, motels, the Doña Ana County Detention Center and Interstate 10.

“Las Cruces residents, particularly those who reside, work or commute in the west side of town, should be proud of this great public safety facility,” said Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima. “This beautiful and highly functional edifice is standing because Las Cruces voters wanted a better community and said yes to a General Obligation question in 2018.”

The new 12,250 square foot Fire Station 3 is on approximately 1.5 acres, has three apparatus bays and a capacity for as many as 10 firefighters per shift. According to the project’s design firm, Dekker, Perich and Sabatini, the new fire station utilizes, “the latest studies and best practices for firefighter health and safety, with a carefully planned decontamination sequence for firefighters returning from structure fires. The station also separates the hot zone of the apparatus bays from residential quarters, fitness room, and offices.”

“On behalf of the members of the Las Cruces Fire Department, I would like to thank our citizens who voted to make this station possible,” Las Cruces Fire Chief Jason Smith said. “It’s a modern and dynamic facility that will serve our firefighters and community for many years to come.”

The Fire Station 3 project was approved by voters in the City’s 2018 General Obligation Bond special election. The cost of Fire Station 3 is approximately $6.2 million out of a total of $35.6 million GO Bond. Other projects in the 2018 GO Bond include the Animal Services Center of Mesilla Valley, which is currently under construction, and improvements to recreational facilities, parks and trails. Jaynes Corporation began construction of Fire Station 3 in January 2021.

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