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Amarillo Fire Department is upgrading station three


WEATHER. (JACKIE:) AMARILLO FIRE DEPARTMENT’S STATION THREE IS IN IT’S FINAL STAGES OF CONSTRUCTION….AND IT’S ALMOST TIME TO MOVE IN. (ANDY:) KAMR LOCAL FOUR’S CRYSTAL MARTINEZ HAS DETAILS ON A-F-D’S NEW HOME. (CRYSTAL MARTINEZ:) (JEFF JUSTUS / COMUNITY LIAISON) “THIS ONE FEELS LIKE THEY HAD FIRE FIGHTERS IN MIND WHEN THEY BUILT IT. IT FEELS LIKE A CUSTOM FIRE STATION.” THE AMARILLO FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS 13 STATIONS IN THE CITY OF AMARILLO. STATION NUMBER 3 IS GETTING A NEW LOOK AND LOCATION. (JEFF JUSTUS / COMMUNITY LIAISON) “THE CITY IS GROWING TOWARDS THE WEST AND THE RESPONSE TIMES IS WHAT WE’RE REALLY TRYING TO FOCUS ON. WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO GET TO EVERYWHERE IN THIS DISTRICT WITHIN 4 TO 5 MINUTES.” THE NEW STATION HAS A FEW NEW FEATURES LIKE DOORS THAT OPEN SIDEWAYS. NOT ONLY DOES IT LOOK NICE…BUT IT’S ALSO FASTER WHICH COMES IN HANDY IN THEIR LINE OF WORK. (JEFF JUSTUS / COMMUNITY LIAISON) “JUST PUTTING ON THE FINAL TOUCHES. THEY’VE GOT TO CLEAN EVERYTHING UP AND GET A FEW LAST INSPECTIONS DONE.BUT THEY’RE PRETTY MUCH READY TO MOVE IN.” A SEPARATE ROOM FOR THEIR GEAR…A PRIVATE WORK OUT ROOM…AND A NEW WASH STATION. (JEFF JUSTUS / COMMUNITY LIAISON) “THERE’S A REALLY COOL LOCKER ROOM. THERE’S JUST PLENTY OF SPACE FOR THE FIRE FIGHTERS TO WORK OUT TO RELAX TO TAKE CLASSES. IT’S JUST REAL COZY.” A-F-D, COMMUNITY LIAISON JEFF JUSTUS SAYS NOT MANY REALIZE THAT FIREFIGHTERS ACTUALLY LIVE IN THE STATIONS A MAJORITY OF THE TIME. (JEFF JUSTUS / COMMUNITY LIAISON) “WE LIVE AT THE FIRE STATION 10 DAYS A MONTH AND WE LIVE THERE FOR 24 HOURS. WE COME IN AT 7 IN THE MORNING AND WE WORK UNTIL 7 THE NEXT MORNING SO THIS REALLY IS OUR HOME.” (CRYSTAL:) STATION 3 IS KNOWN AS THE RESCUE STATION. MEANING MANY OF THE RESCUE EQUIPMENT IS KEPT THERE AND OTHER STATIONS TAKE THEIR EQUIPMENT THERE TO GET IT SERVCIED. JUSTUS SAYS THAT ONCE THE STATION IS FULLY COMPLETE AND ALL FIRE FIGHTERS ARE SETTLED THEY PLAN ON HOLDING AN OPEN HOUSE. LIVE IN STUDIO CRYSTAL MARTINEZ KAMR LOCAL FOUR NEWS….ANDY / JACKIE ? (ANDY:) THANK YOU CRYSTAL. A-F-D IS HOPIING THAT FIRE FIGHTERS WILL BE ABLE TO MOVE IN NEXT WEEK. (JACKIE:) THERE WILL BE A TOTAL OF TWELVE FIRE FIGHTERS STAYING IN STATION THREE. (JACKIE:) IF YOU HAVEN’T PLANNED OR PURCHASED ANYTHING FOR YOUR MOM BY NOW…TIME’S RUNNING OUT. (ANDY:) MOTHER’S DAY IS THIS

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