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Fire Station 12 Groundbreaking Celebration

By JJohnson | March 11, 2010

  On Saturday, March 6th, 2010 the ground was broken for the new Fire Station 12. Mayor Bob Foster, Vice Mayor Val Lerch, the Redevelopment Agency and the Long Beach Fire Department all took place in the big event. Although the rains did come and dampen the event, there was still a great turnout. Truck 11 was there and displayed the American Flag while the council members and others spoke about this new station. The current location at 6509 Gundry, which has been there since the early 1930's, is to small for the crews that work and live there. It is outdated and the neighbors don't like to hear the sirens at 2am in the morning. The new location, which will be at 1199 East Artesia Blvd. and Orange Avenue, has much better access for crews to drive in and out of. It is also located on a major street and not in the neighborhood. The new station will be modern and have all the proper accomodations for both male and female firefighters. It will also have a community room which can be used by the public for special events. Construction is set to begin within a month or so and could take up to 14 months to finish.

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