Fire Station 11--3810 Jet Wing Dr.
Station 11 was built on the far southeastern reaches of the city in anticipation of further annexation in that direction. The station opened for business on March 15, 1973, at 3810 Lakehurst Drive. It was built at a cost of $159,000.
Because the southeast annexation did not occur as expected, Engine 11 had a rather small alarm load for many years. However, that load has increased dramatically over the last several years. This increase has been due to growth rather than annexation.
Station 11 was home to the Mobile Emergency Radio Communications (MERC) van, a 1975 Dodge RV Camper converted to that purpose by crews at the station. The MERC was put into service in January of 1981 and retired from service without replacement in 1991.
Squad 11 is also housed at Station 11, as well as one brush truck.