Port Neches Fire Station Opens
Festivities were held for the new PGAL-designed Port Neches Fire Station on November 20, 42 years after the City's existing fire station opened its doors. Firefighters from Port Neches and neighboring departments, city dignitaries and members of the local community gathered to dedicate the new complex.
Highlighting the day's celebration, a line of firefighters pushed a City fire truck backwards into the new bay, a modern nod to the “wet-down” ritual. Fire Chief Steve Curran and Port Neches Mayor Glenn Johnson then ceremoniously “uncoupled” a red fire hose in lieu of the standard ribbon cutting, signifying the official opening of the facility.
Plans for the much-needed station were brought to a head in 2012, when the city of Port Neches was awarded a port security grant. The 11,800-square-foot, $3.2 million building contains four apparatus bays, Emergency Operations Center, equipment storage, office and living space, and a stand-alone drill tower.