New ambulance update

Kathleen Wazny, Denton City Council, District 3

The City of Denton has funded a new ambulance and six newly hired fire professionals to staff it. This ambulance will be installed at Fire Station No. 7, located at 4201 Vintage Blvd., near the Ponder Exit, on Interstate 35W. It will be in place by January 2016.

A new fire station, planned to open in 2018, is in process. It’s a cooperative effort between Denton, Argyle and Northlake. A sincere thank you to our Robson Ranch Fire/Ambulance Task Force, our Denton Mayor Chris Watts and our Denton Fire Chief Robin Paulsgrove. This was a true partnership, and the residents in all three communities will benefit from this addition in a fast-growing part of Denton County. It’ll be located one mile south of the Robson Ranch main entrance.

Robson Communities is contributing $350,000 towards the new fire station.

I organized the Robson Ranch Fire/Ambulance Task Force last winter, addressing the need for an ambulance at Fire Station No. 7 along with the need for a new fire station. Twenty-one volunteers came forward at Robson Ranch, including two retired fire professionals who had moved to Robson Ranch from other cities. Along with the Mayor of Denton and the Fire Chief of Denton, this pro-active group helped galvanize the plan we now see coming together.

Thank you to the entire team that made this happen!

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