The Burlington Fire Department recently opened a sixth fire station. Located on 3644 Bonnar Bridge Parkway, Station 6 was activated on Thursday, September 29. It houses Engine 6, Truck 2, and Battalion 2.
Engine 6 is a 2008 Spartan Gladiator/Smeal pumper, 1500/750. Truck 2 is a 2010 Spartan Gladiator/Smeal rear-mounted aerial ladder, 2000/350/105-foot. Battalion 2 is a 2015 Ford, and it was newly activated on the same day.
The city now has two battalions. Battalion 1 is comprised of Stations 1 , 2, and 3, in the eastern part of town. Battalion 2 covers Stations 4, 5, and 6, which is predominately the western side. The fire station cost $3.1 million, and fifteen people were hired to staff the new station.
Photos are from Lee Wilson, who visited the station a bit after their open house finished on October 6. Click to enlarge: