Sunday, October 18, 2009

Grand Opening of Fire Station 4

Firestation #4, built in 1948 and servicing the historical areas of Chinatown, Little Tokyo and Olvera Street re-opened today with great community anticipation. Originally only 11,000 square feet, the new facility is now 40,000 square feet, fully Hazmat ready and fully LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified. The station is part of the Public Safety Complex which includes the Emergency Operations Center, the Police Operations Center, the Fire Department’s Dispatch Center and the Emergency Management Department. All the firefighters at this station are specially trained to respond to a full spectrum of fire, medical and other emergencies. It is great to see that this newly redesigned facility also has the capability to serve as a grounds for training exercises and also houses multiple rescue ambulances. The men and women who serve with the Los Angeles Fire Department are brave, they risk their lives every day and as a Councilmember, I am honored to ensure they have the resources they need to assist the public.