We would like to invite our community to attend an Open House at our current Downtown Fire Station at River City Hall - which is located next to the Power House Science Center ( 1235 Camino Del Rio). The open house is scheduled for Tuesday June 13th from 6pm - 8pm. At the open house we will be presenting plans, including proposed locations and designs, for the construction of a Downtown Fire Station which will replace and upgrade the functionality of our current Station 2. We have narrowed the search to three possible locations and would like to present these locations and receive input on which one would better serve our community.
Attending the open house will be representatives of CDOT, Durango City Council, The Durango Fire Protection District Board of Directors, and City and Fire Department Staff Members - who will be available to discuss the proposed locations and answer questions. Tours of the current Downtown Fire Station will also be available all evening long.
Durango Fire Protection District is currently housed in the River City Hall location which was pressed into service as a fire station in 1983 as a temporary location until a more permanent solution could be found. Since that time, the call volume for our downtown district has grown from 719 calls annually to 2273 in 2016. The current Station presents significant challenges for the Fire District due space limitations, age and disrepair of the building, and design challenges since it was not built to house a fire station. We invite all community members who are interested to come down and be a part of the conversation, and provide your thoughts on the best location for a new Downtown Fire Station.