City breaks ground on reconstruction of Fire Station 41

The reconstruction of Fire Station 41 is officially underway. The City of Overland Park broke ground at the site of the new fire station on Wednesday, March 29. The new facility will be built on the same site as the recently-demolished fire station located at 7550 W. 75th Street. 

Mayor Curt Skoog spoke to event attendees about the significance of the new fire station. He and City Manager Lori Curtis Luther participated in the ceremonial groundbreaking alongside Fire Chief Bryan Dehner and Overland Park Fire Department staff as well as city and county officials.

With an emphasis on sanitation and the safety of staff, the design of the new Fire Station 41 will prevent contamination by including new decontamination areas and providing additional space and facilities between equipment and living spaces.

Fire Station 41 will also address new design best practices for equipment and personnel, including individual, gender inclusive living quarters and restrooms. An extended driveway along with two back-in truck bays and two drive-through truck bays will allow fire trucks to easily return to the station with minimal impact to drivers on 75th Street. 

Prior to the demolition of the original fire station, the City renovated the decommissioned Marty Pool House to use as a temporary fire station during construction. This allows fire crews to provide the same level of responsiveness to emergency calls within the district. 

The new facility is scheduled to open in the summer of 2024.