Fire Stations

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7040 Beltline Road
Dallas, TX

Built: 1971
Council District: No. 11
Equipment Assignments
Engine 56
Rescue 56

Station No. 56

On September 12, 1971, Station #56 opened to serve North Dallas. It is unique in that it shares its location, Fretz Park, with a Branch Library, Swimming Pool and Recreation Center. This station has 4,390 feet and 2 bays housing an engine Company and a Battalion Chief.

In the past, #56 had the reputation of being a "retirement home." When the station opened in 1971, the population for the entire district, according to 1970 census data, was approximately 25,000 people. The 1980 census showed an astounding climb to more than 56,000 people.

This tremendous growth in population has created a traffic problem outside the station. During rush hour traffic, running Code 3 is an "amazing feat."

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Several fire stations are currently in need a several priority items. We would appreciate your donation.
Adopt A Station
The Adopt A Station project was recently launched to allow citizens to help with station projects.
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