The Unified Fire Authority continues work to expand its presence in the community.

Currently, two fire stations, Station 251 and Station 252, are operational within Eagle Mountain city limits.

According to Ryan Love, Public Information Officer with the Unified Fire Authority, properly locating fire stations is a focus for the organization.

“When a fire station is closer to an emergency location, firefighters can respond to the incident more quickly, potentially saving lives and minimizing property damage,” Love says.

Station 252 is located along Pony Express Pkwy near Ridley’s while Station 251 is currently located just south of City Hall in City Center.

According to Love, two new fire stations are actively under construction in Eagle Mountain. The first, Station 253, will be situated on Mid Valley Road near Frontier Middle School in City Center. The second is a relocation of Station 251, which will be located just south of Eagle Mountain Blvd. along Pony Express Pkwy.

Plans for the building where Station 251 is currently located are still under consideration by the Unified Fire Service Area, according to Love. Finalized ideas will be forthcoming.

UFA anticipates an overall reduction in response times once construction of the two fire stations is complete.

“With more fire stations in Eagle Mountain, the existing stations can provide mutual aid to each other, allowing for a faster and more effective response to emergencies across the city,” says Love.

Station 253 is being built to house a fire engine, ladder truck, ambulance and Battalion Chief – comprising a total of 11 firefighters.

As Eagle Mountain continues to grow in population, Love says Station 253 will also have the ability to expand its services to meet any increases in demand for emergency services.

The Unified Fire Authority anticipates that construction on both stations will be complete this summer.

The public will also be welcomed at a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house upon completion of each of the fire stations, says Love.

UFA will also be hosting a community pancake breakfast for all Eagle Mountain residents once Station 253 is complete.

“We look forward to this opportunity as it will allow our firefighters to engage with our residents outside of an emergency setting,” says Love. “Residents who attend will be able to ask questions that will help them better understand who’s protecting their community, what our job involves, what firefighters do, and how, and why we do it.”

Love encourages residents who are interested in attending the pancake breakfast to stay up to date by following the Unified Fire Authority on social media:

Facebook: @unifiedfireauthority

Instagram: @unifiedfire

Twitter: @fireauthority