Last summer, as city of Austin officials debated whether to annex Circuit of the Americas, Ken Bailey looked out his office window and wondered whether to make a big purchase.
Bailey is the chief of Emergency Services District 11, the fire department serving the area around the newly-built Southeast Austin track. The department’s headquarters sit across a two-lane road from the sprawling track and, by Bailey’s reasoning, his crews are responsible for responding to any calamity at the track until Austin’s fire trucks arrive.
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