Overland Park’s newest fire station opens in quickly growing southern area of city

Overland Park fire station

Fire Station 48 near 175th Street and Quivira Road will serve an 8-mile area annexed by the city in 2008. On Monday, fire officials and city leaders gathered at the station for a formal grand opening celebration. Images via Overland Park Fire Department.

Instead of a more traditional ribbon-cutting to mark the grand opening of Overland Park’s newest fire station on Monday, the occasion was celebrated with the uncoupling of a fire hose.

Fire Station 48 at 175th Street and Quivira Road, between Aubrey Bend Middle and Blue Valley Southwest High School, officially opened for service Monday morning, with fire officials, city councilmembers and outgoing mayor Carl Gerlach on hand.