In January 2019, Five Bugles Design was hired to complete a response time and station location study.
The study found that with the continued increase in requests for service, maintaining response times would be difficult for the Edina Fire Department without the construction and staffing of a relocated Fire Station 2 and a new Fire Station 3.
In the near future, Station 2 should be staffed with two 24-hour Advanced Life Support ambulances in the southeast quadrant of the city. Additionally, the staffing of an engine or aerial crew should be a strong consideration.
It is anticipated that in five to 10 years, there will be a need for a Station 3 in the general location of Edina City Hall to support the need for Advanced Life Support response and fire response.