As Prosper grows in population, the increase of safety measures need to increase with it. Over the weekend Prosper officially announced the opening of the new fire station, “The Coop,” off Teal and University Drive, located close to the Artesia neighborhood.

The ceremony to open this new addition to Prosper’s Fire Department was not performed with a ceremonial ribbon cutting, but instead engraved with the hands of Prosper’s emergency responders with a time capsule.

A reception followed inside the new fire station with a spread of brisket and sausage, along with a tour of the new facilities in the department. The new station boats a meeting room for the firefighters, a larger kitchen and living room and a new and up-to-date workout facility.