MCALLEN, Texas – The McAllen Fire Department is adding an engine to their newly remodeled station on main street, aiming to decrease response times.
The unit carries 500 gallons of water on board and over 500 feet of fire attack-hose with the ability to pump 1,500 gallons a minute.
“This is the original location, like I mentioned, and it provides us a good opportunity to respond east, west, north, and south throughout our city. This is a very well-established neighborhood and we wanted to make sure that we continue to maintain the services that we have in terms of response time and having a good distribution of all our fire stations throughout the city,” says Juan Gloria, Deputy Chief of Operations.
The new station is located on Harvey and Main Street.