A grand opening ceremony for Boise’s newest fire station -– or Station No. 4, as it’s called -– was held Friday in west Boise.
The station is located at 8485 Ustick Road.
Mayor David Bieter, Fire Chief Dennis Doan and Boise City Council members attended the event.
Instead of a traditional ribbon-cutting, a hose uncoupling was performed to open the new station.
The facility will house an engine, a ladder truck, and a Battalion Chief. The truck company specializes in forceable entry, extrication, and search and rescue operations, officials said.
“This will greatly improve fire response capabilities in this highly-populated area,” said Boise Fire Department spokeswoman Char Jackson.
This station was constructed under the Green Building Code -- that means 93 percent of the demolition debris from the old Station Four was recycled and kept out of the landfill. Sustainable materials were used to build the new station, Jackson said, extending the life of the building.