Mayor Faulconer opens first San Diego built Fire Station since 2008

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and several City Councilmembers officially opened Fire Station #45 – serving the Mission Valley area – with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday.

Located north of Friars Road across the street from Qualcomm Stadium, the new permanent fire station replaces a temporary station that had been serving Mission Valley since March of 2006. The station will enhance the safety of neighborhood residents and nearby businesses while also providing the Fire-Rescue Department the ability to house additional engines and firefighters needed for the future.

Construction of Fire Station #45 began in 2014 and its total cost was $11.1 million. The 16,000-square-foot, two-story station has five vehicle bays, dorms for up to 16 firefighters and a new $1.2 million fire truck. The Mission Valley fire station is the first full-scale fire station built in the City of San Diego since 2008. The next new fire station is scheduled to open in 2017, in the Bayside area along Pacific Highway.

“My goal is to make sure the city is investing more in neighborhood infrastructure, and we’re starting to see results with projects like this,” said Mayor Faulconer. “New fire stations are just one of many ways we’re working to boost public safety in neighborhoods that need it most and to make sure we’re providing a more equal level of service across the city.”

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