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Mayor Faulconer, Councilmember Gloria to Kick Off Reconstruction of Hillcrest Fire Station

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MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR NEIGHBORHOOD INVESTMENT MARKS THE FOURTH NEW OR RECONSTRUCTED FIRE STATION PROJECT SINCE MAYOR TOOK OFFICE

San Diego CA regional parksSan Diego – Marking the fourth fire station built as part of his commitment to improve neighborhood services throughout the city, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer will be joined Tuesday by City Councilmember Todd Gloria and Fire-Rescue Chief Brian Fennessy to announce the reconstruction and modernization of Fire Station No. 5 to better serve the growing population in Hillcrest and surrounding neighborhoods.

 

The new 10,731-square-foot, two-floor station will include a larger apparatus bay able to house a fire engine, a fire ladder truck and a chief emergency vehicle. The $9.2 million project will more than double the size of the current station, which was built in 1951 and is too small to house modern-day ladder trucks.

 

The new Fire Station No. 5 will be located on the same site and is scheduled to open in 2018. The current facility will be demolished in late November. During construction, fire crews will be working out of a temporary facility on Third Avenue to ensure no interruption in emergency service.

 

Since Mayor Faulconer took office, the City has also opened a new fire station in Mission Valley and begun construction of new fire stations for Bayside and City Heights.

 

An architectural rendering of the new fire station is attached.

 

WHAT:News conference

 

WHO:Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer

City Councilmember Todd Gloria

Fire-Rescue Chief Brian Fennessy

Community leaders

 

WHEN:Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, 12:15 p.m.

 

WHERE:Fire Station No. 5 in Hillcrest

3902 Ninth Ave.

San Diego, CA 92103

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