Temporary station will serve duel purposes.
A little more than two months after ground was broken on a new fire station site in Canyon Country, a brand new temporary facility has been built and is open for business.
Temporary Fire Station # 132 sits off of Sand Canyon Road between Soledad Canyon road and Sierra Highway.
It is expected to serve in two ways for five to seven years, after which it will be replaced by a permanent station.
Number one, it will serve the residents in that area, where much new development is planned and already underway. The Fire Department is not the only organization that sees the area growing quickly, as the Hart School District recently purchased land just down the road for a new High School and Jr. High.
Number two, it serves at the border between homes and wilderness. In this capacity, the station will get responding crews to remote wildfires sooner, and hopefully help to stop brush fires before they become large scale emergencies.
The project is the result of collaboration between the city of Santa Clarita, the LA County Fire Department and K. Hovanian homes, who is building the surrounding neighborhood.
Mayor Pro Tem Bob Kellar was joined by Council members Weste and Boydston, along with LA County Fire Department Deputy Chief Steve Lindsay and Sheriff’s Captain La Berge.
The station will also serve as a residential, office and fire communications quarters for fire station staff.
The project was completed on time and on budget.