Groundbreaking For New LAFD Station 4

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 |

The men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department cordially invite you to join civic and community leaders, including Fire Chief William Bamattre at the formal groundbreaking ceremony for new Fire Station 4, as well as an adjoining facility that will house a new Fire Department Dispatch Center, Department Operations Center and City Emergency Operations Center.

Thursday, January 19, 2006
1:30 PM
Groundbreaking Ceremony for:
- New Fire Station 4
- New Fire Department Dispatch Center
- New Department Operations Center
- New City Emergency Operations Center
Temple Street east of Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

We are pleased to offer an interactive map and personalized driving directions to the groundbreaking site.

Serving Little Tokyo, Chinatown, the Civic Center, Olvera Street and Union Station, new Fire Station 4 will replace an inefficient fifty-eight year old facility that cannot adequately address seismic safety, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, Building Code, ADA, fire protection and separate gender accommodation issues.

Current LAFD Fire Station 4

Built in the days following World War II to serve a then primarily residential 2.4 square mile district, the nearly six-decade old building has aging infrastructure that predates and fails to adequately support common business and living systems, as well as the rapid response, operational and training needs of a modern day Fire Department.

Current Response District for LAFD Station 4

Fire Station 4's current service district has evolved into a densely populated residential, business, recreation and transportation hub that demands expanded service capabilities, and the current site is too small to accommodate a replacement Standard Fire/Paramedic Station.

The district population and emergency response activity for Fire Station 4 is expected to increase significantly in just this decade.

LAFD Fire Station 4 Activity and Population Statistics

New Fire Station 4 will be an efficient and appealing long-term asset for all who live, work, visit and travel through Little Tokyo, the Civic Center, Chinatown, Olvera Street and Union Station.

The new Fire Station will be located alongside a new Fire Department Dispatch Center, Department Operations Center and City Emergency Operations Center that are being built concurrently.

These synergistic multi-role emergency response and support facilities will bring convenience and efficiency to a diverse and essential workforce that looks forward to not only serving, but being active in the community.

Designed to blend with the neighboring buildings, new Fire Station 4 will offer tasteful aesthetic features that will be displayed at the groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 10:00 AM 1:30 PM.

All members of the community are welcomed to attend this public event.

We encourage you to learn more about new Fire Station 4 and the many Fire Department facilities being modernized by viewing a highly detailed on-line Monthly Progress Report in PDF format or the Proposition F website at:

To learn more about facilities funded by Proposition Q, please visit:

We look forward to seeing you on Temple Street east of Alameda Street for the formal groundbreaking ceremony at 1:30 PM on Thursday afternoon, January 19, 2006!

Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department


ftgfire said...

Talking about fire stations maybe the LAFD can talk to google maps about adding their fire stations to the maps so the fire stations are easier to find?
Rather than having to look the address up on the LAFD web site all the time then going to google. just a thought... Regards Wayne

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