After a six-plus year absence, Con Fire Engine 16 is once again serving the people of the City of Lafayette and surrounding communities. Back in service in anticipation of the opening of the new Fire Station 16 on Los Arabis Drive later this spring, Engine 16 and crew are temporarily operating out of Fire Station 15 in Lafayette.
Con Fire administrators said Fire Station 16 will be strategically located in northwestern Lafayette to help better protect this area, with its combination of dense residential construction, hilly terrain and heavy vegetation, from the threat of wildland fires such as those experienced in neighboring counties in recent years.
When completed, Fire Station 16 will represent a big step towards regaining capacity lost by the district during the great recession. It will consist of a single bay for Engine 16, as well dormitories and support facilities for its three-firefighter crew.