With October right around the corner and images of last year’s wildfires still in people's minds, the city of Carlsbad will now be better equipped to serve the community in an emergency as it has just celebrated the grand opening of Fire Station No. 6.
The new facility is 6,183 square feet and will have two apparatus bays to house a structure engine and a brush engine.
The project also included constructing offsite water and sewer pipelines, Rancho Santa Fe Road median improvements, traffic signal installation and the demolition of the existing temporary fire station facility, which served residents while the new fire station was being built.
EDGE Development, Inc. was the general contractor and Dudek and Associates from Encinitas served as the construction and inspection management team.
Construction on the $4.1 million station began in June 2007 and is located at 7201 Rancho Santa Fe Road. It will serve a 2.5-mile radius around the station in the southeastern portion of the city and houses three full-time firefighters.
At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, those involved with the project were present including city staff members and the mayor who praised the new facility.
“The city of Carlsbad is committed to providing high-quality public safety services to our residents," said Mayor Claude A. 'Bud' Lewis. "This station is no exception. We are pleased that Fire Station No. 6 is now up and running at its permanent facility.”