LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Lufkin Fire Department was able to finally open their new station, No. 5, Friday morning.
Lufkin Fire Chief Ted Lovett announced last July that the old building located on Kurth Drive would be torn down for a new building that would be more accommodating for newer equipment.
The station will house three different shifts, which made privacy concerns a priority in the design.
"We have three shifts that work 24 hours on and 48 off, so those guys have their own separate area to lock up their stuff in," Lovett said. "You have your separate bedroom areas and shower areas, so for female firefighters, it is a great thing. They have privacy, and it is a beautiful place."
The department still needs to do some final adjustments but expects to be moved in by June 17.