The West Fargo Fire Department uses six different quadrants or planning zones for emergency response and community risk reduction efforts. Each planning zone is developed to be close to four to six square miles, allowing for a four minute drive time for emergency units. This planning process allows the department and the city to identify future fire stations to get the citywide response time as low as reasonably achievable.
PLANNING ZONE 1:
Planning Zone 1 is located north of I-94, south of Main Avenue E., east of 1st Street to the city border with Fargo.
Within the planning zone are several developments that have housing stock ranging from the earliest days of the city to those built within the last decade.
PLANNING ZONE 2:
Planning Zone 2 is located north of I-94, south of Main Avenue W., west of 1st Street to the city limits. In this older section of the city, the housing stock is mainly single or bi-level homes built in the late ‘90s.
PLANNING ZONE 3:
Planning Zone 3 is located south of I-94, north of 36th Avenue, to the Fargo city line and west to the city limits. This section of the city was developed in the early 2000’s and homes were built with lightweight, wood truss construction.
Planning Zone 3 is also home to several commercial areas.
PLANNING ZONE 4:
Planning Zone 4 is located south of 36th Avenue, to the Fargo city line and south and west to the city limits. This section of the city is all residential and was last to be developed, although several hundred houses have been built in the last two years.
An additional 300-500 are planned to be built over the next two years.
PLANNING ZONE 5:
Planning Zone 5 is located north of Main Avenue E., west of the Sheyenne River, north to city limits and west to the West Fargo city line. Most of this area is zoned industrial, except for small developments along the river.
PLANNING ZONE 6:
Planning Zone 6 is located north of Main Avenue E., east of the Sheyenne River and northwest to city limits. Most of this area is zoned industrial, except for a small development along Center Street.