Hundreds showed up for Fire Station 150's opening Friday, including elementary students, Los Angeles County Fifth District Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar and members of the community.
The "state-of-the-art" station on Golden Valley Road, across from the Kohl's shopping center, will be the headquarters for Battalion 22, fire officials said.
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“This will be the third fire station in Canyon Country and will be the new Division III Headquarters, as well as our Battalion 22 Headquarters in the SCV,” said Stephanie English, Community Services Liaison for LACoFD.
Also the 14th fire station in the Santa Clarita Valley, 19,000-square-foot facility, houses the Hazardous Material Task force 150, which includes an engine with four firefighters and a HazMat squad with five firefighters.
“Our number one mission is to protect lives and property by having a station closer and more proximal to calls so [firefighters] can get there quicker," said Fire Chief Daryl Osby. "This new fire station is also community oriented, we invite community members to come to the station and visit.”
The grand opening of Fire Station 150 was also an open house where community members were given tours around the facility lead by Firefighters and Explorers of the LACoFD.
The station has community rooms and is veiled with artwork from count Arts Commission Art Program. Pictures and paintings depicting firefighters on duty and firefighter watching over the Santa Clarita Valley.
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Article Name: Dedication Ceremony For State Of The Art Fire Station 150 In Canyon Country
Article Source: Santa Clarita News