New Fire Station Opening Tuesday
After 47 years, Garden Grove has a new fire station. Members of the community are invited to celebrate the opening of Garden Grove Fire Station No. 6, located in West Haven Park, at 12232 West Street. A reception and ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on Tuesday, October 23, at 4:30 p.m.
“The opening of this new fire station is as exciting and meaningful to the community as it surely was in the 1970’s because of the deep hometown pride and spirit that it evokes, which is timeless,” says Garden Grove Mayor Steve Jones.
The new Fire Station No. 6 replaces the aging and nearly obsolete Fire Station No. 6 on Chapman Avenue, built in 1971. The new station is a full-function, 7,680 square-foot facility that includes an apparatus bay, front office, visitor lobby, laundry facility, kitchen and dining room, and bunk rooms. It will house Grove Engine 6, a 3-person paramedic assessment unit, with the capacity to accommodate up to eight daily personnel.
In addition to Fire Station No. 6, the City will also inaugurate a new, 1,815 square-foot multi-purpose community room, and a children’s fire station- themed playground, located in West Haven Park, behind Fire Station No. 6.
Mayor Jones, along with members of the Garden Grove City Council, other elected officials, and former and current fire personnel will be in attendance. At the event, the City will unveil a replica of a 2.4-foot dedication plaque, to be installed at new the fire station at a later date.
Plans for the new station and park improvements began in 2015 with the authorization of a $5.5 million Certificate of Participation (lease revenue) bond by the Garden Grove City Council, not utilizing the General Fund. In 2016, the City conducted a series of community meetings to determine a new site for Fire Station No. 6. The project broke ground on May 23, 2017.
For more information about the project, contact Garden Grove Fire Department Division Chief Paul Whittaker at (714) 741-5600. For photos of the event, visit the City’s Facebook or Instagram at Garden Grove City Hall.