YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Rural Metro Fire Department (RMFD) is building a new fire station, expanding its services into the Foothills neighborhood.
The expansion is the result of projected growth in the region and a growing demand for public safety resources for the community.
RMFD's call volume has experienced a 1% increase from 2021 to 2022, and it anticipates surpassing this growth rate in 2023.
The new station, Station 10, will accommodate a fire engine, a ladder truck, and two ambulances.
The department's decision to acquire a ladder truck was based on the growing number of multi-story commercial and residential buildings that have been constructed or are in the planning stages.
The Foothills community has seen a significant rise in both commercial and residential development in recent years, prompting the need for a larger station to add additional personnel and equipment.
The expansion to the Foothills neighborhood will improve and increase access to care for the surrounding communities.
Rural Metro said it hopes to have the new station operational by early 2024.