A view of the bay of the new Fire Station 10 just south of 24th and Superior, after an official dedication on Friday, July 12, 2019. (Jeff Motz/KFOR News)











LINCOLN–(KFOR July 12)–The first replacement fire station in Lincoln was officially dedicated Friday morning, as steps continue to further improve fire and medical service while the city keeps growing.


Another view of the bay of Fire Station 10’s new home near 24th and Superior. (Jeff Motz/KFOR News)



“It represents keeping a promise,” Fire Chief Michael Despain told a gathering outside of the new Fire Station 10 south of 24th and Superior.  The new station replaces the old Station 10 just east of 14th and Adams.

Despain further elaborated on that promise he mentioned, adding “we wanted to get better response times, better service levels and, in a certain sense, a better facility to reflect the wants and desires of the community.”  It also gives firefighters a good working condition to operate.

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird said Station 10 is a big benefit for everyone in north Lincoln.  “They will have better service, thanks to the opening of this station.”

Neighbors get a tour of the kitchen area of Fire Station 10’s new home at 24th and Superior. (Jeff Motz/KFOR News)

Station 10 is part of three replacement stations for LFR. Replacement Station 11 opened in 2018 just east of NW 48th & W Adams. Replacement Station 12 is set to open sometime in September or October, just south of 84th and Pioneers.

A brand new Station 15 at 66th and Pine Lake Road, which opens in August, will feature a Lincoln Police substation.  Station 16 near 98th and “O” will be open by February or March 2020.