Cedar Springs fire station may keep truck

Fire station 11
Truck to stay on Cedar Springs Road?

Earlier this month, we reported that Fire Station 11 on Cedar Springs Road might lose a ladder truck.

City Councilwoman Angela Hunt, whose district includes the first station, said today that according to the latest she’s heard, the truck is expected to stay put.

City Manager Mary Suhm conducted the city’s first survey of equipment distribution in 25 years. The report showed a need for more fire equipment in the southern half of the city. Initial plans were to move one truck from the Oak Lawn station to South Oak Cliff.

“The last I heard, it was not going to be moved,” Hunt told us.

She said moving the truck was part of the initial plan but no final decisions have been made. Hunt’s office was flooded with calls about maintaining safety in Oak Lawn.

“Nothing final yet,” Hunt said, “But the latest is to keep it at the 11th.”

—  David Taffet