Henderson to Celebrate Grand Opening of Fire Station 91
WHAT: Fire Station 91 Grand Opening Ceremony and ‘March On’ Community Open House
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 13, 5-6:30 p.m.
WHERE: 2901 Democracy Dr. (between Via Contessa and Via Firenze)
NOTE: Media is invited to a pre-event tour of the station at 4 p.m.
Henderson, Nev. – City of Henderson will celebrate the grand opening of Fire Station 91, the community’s tenth fire station and the first new station to open in 15 years, during Mayor March’s monthly ‘March On’ community event scheduled for Nov. 13 from 5-6:30 p.m.
Mayor Debra March, members of the Henderson City Council, Inspirada Project Manager Jim Rizzi and Fire Chief Shawn White will welcome the community to the new station and ceremonially cut the ribbon firefighter-style before inviting the public to tour the station and meet their neighborhood firefighters.
“Station 91 will serve one of the fastest-growing areas of Henderson and will play a critical role in protecting residents who live in Inspirada and Madeira Canyon,” said Mayor March. “This state-of-the-art fire station will house crews and equipment to battle fires and provide life-saving services to those in need of assistance and it demonstrates our deep commitment to public safety.”
Fire Station 91 serves the Inspirada and Madeira Canyon areas of Henderson. Inspirada Builders, LLC donated the 3.42 acre site on which the station was built and provided $6.6 million toward the cost of construction and equipment.
“We are honored to serve as the location for Fire Station 91,” said Jim Rizzi, Inspirada project manager. “Fire Station 91 is just one of many ways we are increasing the quality of life here and providing protection to our residents and surrounding businesses.”
The 10,998 square foot building was constructed for $6.125 million and includes three apparatus bays, training facilities, equipment and supply storage, and accommodations for firefighters staffing the station 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
“The opening of Fire Station 91 will enable us to continue to provide the high level of service that has made Henderson Fire Department one of the best in the nation,” said Chief White. “It is perfectly situated to help us meet our goal for response times and increase the level of protection that we provide to the community.”