Edmonton’s newest fire station opened in the city's northeast Saturday afternoon.

The $12.4 million facility — funded by the city and the province — is located in Pilot Sound.

“Pilot Sound fire station is an important addition to the community and will be integral to protecting the life, property and environment of not just this community, but the entire city of Edmonton,” Fire Chief Ken Block said.

The 13,000 square feet station includes a new health and safety feature: A vented turnout fear room that will store contaminated bunker gear.

Construction for the city’s 30th fire station began in 2015, and it is expected to serve Edmonton for at least 50 years.