Groundbreaking for New Fire Station Set for Thursday


This truck along with other equipment will have a new home next summer.

The City of Levelland is pleased to announce the groundbreaking of the new Levelland FireStation and Public Safety Center. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 603 5th Street in Levelland, Texas on Thursday May 26th beginning at 10am.  Accordingly, the City is inviting the public to attend as well as extending a special invitation to those that have served the Levelland Fire Department, either paid or volunteer, since the department was created in 1926.

In May of 2015 the City Council voted to proceed with the development of a new fire station and public safety center to include the county-wide dispatch center. At this time, design of the new facility is nearing completion. “The development of a new fire station and public safety center will be extremely beneficial to the residents and visitors of the City of Levelland and Hockley County,” said Mayor Barbra Pinner. “Emergency responders play such a critical role in the safety of our community and providing them with a quality facility to serve the community will allow them to not only continue to provide quality service but to also improve the quality of the service even more.”

The first Fire Station was built in 1927 shortly after the creation of the Levelland Fire Department while the current Fire Station was constructed in 1960, 33 years after the original fire station. “Firefighting along with other emergency response functions have evolved greatly and have become more sophisticated in recent decades,” said Fire Chief Bill Durham. “A new fire station and public safety center will allow the Levelland Fire Department to improve the safety of the community as a whole.”  Construction is expected to start this fall while the opening of the facility is anticipated in the summer of 2017.



About Drew Dunn

News Director for KLVT AM 1230 in Levelland. We provide local and regional news updates 5 times a day on KLVT AM 1230 and online at
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