Garden Grove

A brand new Fire Station 6 is dedicated

A FIRE ENGINE from the original Garden Grove fire service in the 1920s contrasts with the brand new Station 6 on West Street at Tuesday’s dedication (Orange County Tribune photo).

By Jim Tortolano

It was a slow-burning matter, but the project – a new fire station for the City of Garden Grove – finally is emitting a nice steady glow.

After 47 years, a new Station 6 for the Garden Grove Fire Department was dedicated Tuesday afternoon at 12332 West St. The new facility is a 7,680-square foot station that will include an apparatus bay, a front office, visitor lobby, laundry facility, kitchen and dining room and bunks for six.

It will house Grove Engine 6, a three-person paramedic assessment unit with the capacity for expansion. The new station will replace a building on Chapman Avenue that was originally a three-bedroom house.

City Manager Scott Stiles remarked that despite the historical significance of the event, it might be overshadowed by another historic happening: the opening game of the 2018 World Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers facing the Boston Red Sox.

“I called Major League Baseball to ask if they could postpone the game, but I guess television has more influence than me,” he quipped. (Note: the Red Sox won the game).

Sports fans might appreciate the fact that i addition to the new station, there is now a children’s fire station-themed playground at the adjacent West Haven Park. A new 1,815-square foot multi-purpose community room is also constructed on the site.

The new fire station on West Street not only will serve the eastern portion of the city generally, but also for the growing hotel row along Harbor Boulevard called the Grove District of the Anaheim Resort.

 

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