The Los Angeles Fire Department warmly welcomes you to join civic and community leaders, including Fire Chief Brian Cummings, at the formal dedication and public grand opening of New LAFD Fire Station 82 in Hollywood:
Saturday, June 2, 2012
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
New Fire Station 82
5769 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
We're pleased to offer an interactive map that offers driving, transit, cycling and walking directions to this new facility, now actively serving Hollywood and the Hollywood Hills.
Following Saturday's dedication ceremony, there will be food and entertainment, static displays of fire and rescue equipment, as well as a chance to tour one of Southern California's newest Fire Stations. All members of the community are welcome at this family-themed public event.
A Brief History of Former Fire Station 82...
Established in the midst of World War II and housed in the distant, overcrowded quarters of LAFD's historic Fire Station 27 for its first 7 years, Engine Company 82 came to serve the rising population and industry in east Hollywood during the Truman presidency, as residents and City leaders scrambled to construct a neighborhood station for the crew at 1800 North Bronson Avenue.
|Former LAFD Station 82 (1951-2012)|
Those assigned to the the 61-year-old former Fire Station became notably hampered over time by electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems that limited efficient operations. Equally foreboding for workers and visitors alike were critical deficiencies in seismic safety, climate control, ADA compliance, gender equity features and visitor parking.
|LAFD Station 82 crew circa 1964.|
Because the property beneath former Station 82 was too small to fully support a new or revamped Fire Station, Proposition F of November 2000 has brought the community a new and unique facility.
Today's Fire Station 82...
The four Firefighters and two Firefighter/Paramedics working each day at New Fire Station 82, continue to serve a diverse and demanding district of nearly 2 square miles, featuring high density residential and commercial properties, a busy freeway and subway corridor, television studios, entertainment venues, tourist sites and a portion of massive Griffith Park containing the iconic "Hollywood" sign.
Were this not enough, the station crew also bears primary responsibility for protecting hundreds of homes constructed in rugged terrain surrounded by volatile vegetation.
A safe, appealing and energy efficient facility, New Fire Station 82 features underground parking, a "green" roof and three-story construction, making it unique among Los Angeles Fire Stations. In a cost and space-saving measure benefitting the community and Department, several regional components of New Fire Station 82 - such as a multipurpose room and areas designed for efficient maintenance and rapid deployment of reserve apparatus, are now being constructed in a nearly 6,000 square-foot, two-story annex under construction on the site of the former station on Bronson Avenue.
|Concept of New LAFD Fire Station 82 Annex under construction.|
We encourage you to learn more about new Fire Station 82 and the many Fire Department facilities modernized by Proposition F by viewing a highly detailed on-line Monthly Progress Report.
..and most importantly, we look forward to seeing you this Saturday, June 2, 2012 in Hollywood for the Grand Opening of New LAFD Fire Station 82!
Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department