New Fire Station Opens
Carlsbad’s new Fire Station 3 is complete and officially open on the northwest corner of Cannon Road and Wind Trail Way, near El Camino Real. The 10,400 square foot building will house a fire engine, ambulance, and other emergency vehicles in its three vehicle bays. Carlsbad Fire Division Chief Mike Lopez said that the new Fire Station 3 will improve service to residents citywide. “Our new Fire Station 3 is better positioned to get our firefighters out the door and to the scene of an emergency more efficiently, so they can start making a difference as quickly as possible,” Lopez said. “The new fire station also accommodates today’s modern fire apparatus, and gives us better access to the immediate neighborhood, to other neighborhoods in Carlsbad, and to emergencies on Interstate 5 and Highway 78.” The $6.1 million construction project is included in the city’s Capital Improvement Program and is being paid for through the Public Facilities Fund, which is made up of fees collected from developers to fund construction of public facilities related to the impacts from development. No additional personnel will be required to staff the new fire station. For more information visit www.carlsbadca.gov.