The new Denton County Emergency Services District (ESD) 1 fire station is scheduled to commence operations on Sept. 15 and will provide fire and emergency medical services to the Robson Ranch and Harvest developments, as well as other residents in the area. This station, located at the southeast corner of Old Justin Road and Cleveland Gibbs Road, is the result of an interlocal agreement between the City of Denton and Denton County ESD.
“I am pleased to see the multiple agencies come together to find a unique solution and increase our service levels in this area,” said Denton Fire Chief Kenneth Hedges. “This station provides not only added fire and emergency medical protection, but also has a positive financial impact for residents in this area.”
Residents in the Robson Ranch community will see a benefit through a potential decrease in insurance premiums. Residents in the development currently have an Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating of “10,” which is the lowest possible rating and can lead to higher insurance premiums. Now that the station is in service, the rating will be decreased to a “2,” leading to lower premiums for homeowners and matching the rest of the city. A decrease of this magnitude in ISO rating could decrease insurance premiums by as much as 45 percent, according to the Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office.
The new fire station will house a fire engine and all EMS equipment necessary to provide first response capabilities. For calls originating within Denton’s city limits, Denton Fire Department will also be dispatched simultaneously and will perform medical transports if necessary.
A grand opening ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the new fire station, 6801 Cleveland Gibbs Rd., Northlake, TX. All members of the public are invited to attend and help celebrate the new station.