Burleson's Newest Fire Station Now Open!
Burleson, TX Fire Station 16 Opens
On October 23, 2021, a grand opening for Fire Station 16 of Burleson, TX was held. Station 16 is on Hidden Creek Parkway and is 14,000 square feet and will house ten firefighters. This new station is a three-bay station with room for an ariel quint, one squad vehicle, and a highway blocking vehicle. This new state-of-the-art fire station also includes a fully operational modern emergency operations system that will help reduce processing and response times.
Fire station 16 replaces Fire Station 2, which was built in 1995 and was located on 620 Memorial Drive (where Burlesons new dog park will be located). This new location offers quick access to I-35W and provides enhanced response capabilities to Burleson's Southern border.
Station 16 honors Dawson Barnes, a Centennial Highschool student who was tragically killed in an auto accident in August of 2019. Dawson's accident occurred at what would be the future site of Station 16. On the day of the fire station's groundbreaking in 2019, the fire and city admin, and city council honored Barnes' family and his memory by assigning the station to the number that Dawson Barnes wore on his baseball jersey, number 16.
The name of the fire truck housed at Station 16 is also named in honor of Barnes. Barnes had a nickname of "The Legend", and Truck 16 is embellished with a graphic of the same name.