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Posted on: March 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City of Monterey Park to Hold Fire Station 62 Groundbreaking Ceremony

Fire station 62 artist rendering

On Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10 a.m., the City of Monterey Park and the Monterey Park Fire Department will be hosting a groundbreaking ceremony at the current and future site for a new Fire Station 62.  

Located at 2001 S. Garfield in Monterey Park, the current site of Fire Station 62 was initially built to house a single fire engine. Over time, and with the introduction of paramedics to the fire service, a rescue ambulance was also stationed there. For many years, the plan has been to eventually build a larger station to house not only the larger and more robust equipment but to also have a station that is gender neutral and can accommodate both male and female firefighters. To that end, the new station will have individual dormitories and shower facilities, and will be a two-story facility.  

The City of Monterey Park purchased a home on Isabella Avenue directly behind the fire station to increase the building space for the new station. After receiving community feedback to keep the look of the neighborhood consistent, a similar structure will be built on the site of the existing house. Therefore, the plan is to demolish the existing house first and build a similar structure in its place. Once that is complete, in order to maintain fire resources in the area, fire personnel will occupy the new structure and respond from there while the old station is demolished and rebuilt. The entire project from start to finish is anticipated to take just under one year.  

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Interim Fire Chief Matt Hallock, Monterey Park Fire Department 

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