The men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department warmly welcome you to join civic and community leaders, including Fire Chief Douglas Barry, at the public dedication and grand opening of the LAFD's newest Neighborhood Fire Station.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Rain or Shine!)
New Fire Station 84
21050 Burbank Boulevard
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
We are pleased to offer an interactive map with driving directions, and encourage you to consider public transit when visiting this new facility, which is now in service protecting the communities of Woodland Hills and Warner Center.
Following Saturday's dedication ceremony, there will be food and entertainment as well as a chance to tour Southern California's newest Fire Station. All members of the community are welcomed to this family-themed public event.
Serving the southwest San Fernando Valley, new Fire Station 84 replaces a cramped and inefficient fifty-nine year old building deemed deficient in seismic safety, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, Building Code, ADA and separate gender accommodations.
Built in 1949 on Canoga Avenue just south of Ventura Boulevard, the 3,230 square-foot former fire station was truly a fire 'house' with an adjacent apparatus building (barn) meant to serve a then largely agricultural community surrounded by rolling hills.
The former Fire Station was designed to house no more than four male firefighters and one limited-role (now antique) fire apparatus. The addition of Firefighter/Paramedics and mixed gender crews in recent years brought the challenge of housing at least 6 men and women per shift in cramped quarters and the need to park the Paramedic Ambulance outdoors.
Because the property beneath old Fire Station 84 was too small to support a new or revamped facility, Proposition F of November 2000 now provides an efficient and appealing long-term asset for the community.
Groundbreaking for the new station on Burbank Boulevard took place on September 9, 2004. The $16.1 million facility was first opened for public service on September 18, 2007.
Situated on approximately two acres of land, new Fire Station 84 consists of a 15,250 square foot Station House, a 6,000 square foot Apparatus Storage Facility and a 2,500 square foot Multipurpose Room. The new station was expressly designed to support Department and community needs for decades to come, and is expected to serve as an operational base for the LAFD's popular Support Service Volunteer Program.
The energy efficient seven-bay facility features an important "drive through" feature that prevents the need to block traffic on Burbank Boulevard when rehousing vehicles.
The ability of Fire Station 84 personnel to host community functions and training events in the new station's community room will allow Neighborhood Firefighters an even closer and more productive relationship with those they proudly serve.
To learn more about new Fire Station 84 and the many Fire Department facilities modernized by Proposition F, please visit:
The men and women of the LAFD look forward to seeing you and your family on Saturday, November 1, 2008. Don't forget your camera!
Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department