Combining their Fire Administration/Emergency Operations Center with a new Fire Station, the City of McAllen has created a state of the art facility to better serve the citizens.

About 35,000 square feet, the building has beds for 16 firemen and six beds for women in a women’s dormitory. Holding 10 engines - five on either side of the building - there is a new venting system which connects directly to the trucks so fumes will be removed from the apparatus bay when they are parked.

Innovative technology incorporated in the building enables the city to be on the leading edge in fire and life safety needs of the community. The facilities were completed for approximately six million dollars.

The Emergency Operations Centers for the county is cutting edge with 50 stations to train emergency personnel and a tracking center which can house up to eight stations.

Sophisticated yet modern, with stucco and stone styled bricks, the building towers about the neighborhood, lending its clean lines to enhance the area.