The vast majority of Kent’s EMS fleet is located at Fire Station No. 1, while the West Side Station houses one fire engine, one ambulance and one “light vehicle,” according to the fire department’s website.
The second station will allow faster response to those on the western end of the department’s 24-square-mile service area, which serves the City of Kent, Franklin Township and Sugar Bush Knolls.
Myers said the station would have a public open house on May 7 from 9 a.m. to noon so residents could get to know the station.
“I think [the council members] are going to really like the changes, and I know the firefighters are very excited, and they are also very appreciative, so thank you,” Myers said.