Groundbreaking for New LAFD Station 15 near USC University Village

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 |

The men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department warmly welcome you to join civic and community leaders, including Mayor Eric GarcettiInterim Fire Chief James Featherstone, and USC President C. L. Max Nikias at a groundbreaking ceremony for new City of Los Angeles Fire Station 15 in USC University Village.


Fire Station 15 is currently located at 915 West Jefferson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007 and proudly serves University Village, the USC Campus and Shrine Auditorium.

New LAFD Fire Station 15
  • DATE: Thursday, February13, 2014.
  • TIME: 10:00 AM ceremony with reception to follow.
  • LOCATION: USC McAlister Field 3000 South Hoover Street, Los Angeles, CA (at the corner of Hoover Street and 30th Street).
  • PARKING: Available off 30th Street near Wendy's.
Following the ceremony, light refreshments will be served during a photo opportunity with dignitaries, including your chance to meet LAFD Firefighters and Paramedics who will staff the new station upon its completion. We look forward to seeing you and encourage you to consider public transit or travel by bicycle if possible when attending this public groundbreaking ceremony.

Submitted by Erik Scott, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this a Prop F funded project, or is there new funding for this?

Thank you,

jimthejarhead said...

That is a very nice looking fire station, especially when you take a look at the "old " house. I have a special place in my old firedog's heart for any Station 15, as I spent 14 years at my job's Station 15. I will make an effort to come visit the next time I am in the Southland.

LAFD said...

Anonymous 8:35,

The new Fire Station 15 project was funded by the University of Southern California. There were no Proposition F funds allocated.

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

Anonymous said...

This is GREAT news! I know this was part of the deal with USC for redeveloping the University Village (and closing down the current station). This means the new village is closer to starting too, since the new station has to be completed before you can close down the old one.

Thanks again for the update.

Anonymous said...

Who's the General Contractor for this project?

Anonymous said...

Not sure how to feel about this, being a USC employee who keeps being told there is no money for raises, yet we can pay for this.

LAFD said...

Anonymous 7:46,

We'll be speaking with the project management staff next week to confirm the name of the general contractor, and then share that information here in the comments. Thanks for your patience.

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

LAFD said...

Anonymous 11:12,

As a USC employee, you can take great pride in your service to the University and community.

While specific funding questions about this project are best handled by knowledgeable staff in University Administration, it is not uncommon for funds to be limited to specific purposes. For example, monies donated or obtained for capital improvements may not be available for use in operations (i.e. the funding source may allow purchase of a bus, but not the money to purchase fuel for its operation).

We're confident that University Administration can provide you with an authoritative answer.

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

LAFD said...

jimthejarhead,

We warmly welcome you visit the current Station 15, which will remain in service until the new station is completed and ready to enter service. When the Grand Opening event is to be held, we'll proudly post word here.

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

Anonymous said...

pierce quantum in the apparatus bay.

LAFD said...

Anonymous 1:25,

The fire apparatus cab in the artist's rendering does indeed resemble a product from the Quantum ® line of Pierce Manufacturing.

In case anyone should wonder...

The LAFD has never purchased that apparatus model - and it's generic inclusion in the artists concept (drawn without Fire Department input) should not be seen as foretelling of the make and model vehicles that may be purchased or deployed by our agency in the future.

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

Anonymous said...

so what's going to happen to McAllister Field? Will soccer and other events be still held there or is it gone for good?

LAFD said...

Anonymous 7:46,

Thanks for your patience. Erickson-Hall Construction Company is listed as the general contractor for the project, designed by WLC Architects. We hope this information helps.

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

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