I orginally posted this article on the DFW Alerts Network blog back in April of 2012
Chaplain Brown led everyone in a short prayer on the behalf of the Fire Fighters of Station 5 as well as for the building, & equipment.
First up was Fire Chief Rudolph ‘Rudy’ Jackson: ‘We want you to get to know your local firefighters; to see them as friends and neighbors, not just strangers in uniform/gear’ He went on to mention that Station 5 is a “prototype” station and is one of the busiest engine companies in the city averaging 10 calls a day
Next up was Mayor Betsy Price: speaking on, among other things, the location of the station. ‘My realtor friends say that it is all about location, location, location’
followed by Council Women Kathleen Hicks
and County Commissioner Ray CHARLES Brooks (don’t forget the Charles): ‘ “I am a possibility, I am a great big bundle of potentiality” that is what this neighborhood/community is all about’
I did not get a picture of Commissioner Brooks actually speaking; However, I did get one of him seated up front to the far right of Fire Chief Rudy Jackson & Mayor Betsy Price
Last to speak was the Captain of Fire Station 5: Captain Brunson “We are here for you!! If you need us call us”
“The new station 5 is now officially opened!!!”
Link to "The new Fort Worth Fire Station #5" Link to "FWFD station 5 grandopening/openhouse"