Friday, February 27, 2009

Reyes Enhances Fire Safety in Pico-Union with Fire Station 13

Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Fire Department

Councilmember Reyes will join Pico-Union residents and City leaders Saturday at 10 a.m. for the grand opening of Fire Station 13, the Los Angeles Fire Department's newest fire station. The $13 million station, at 2401 Pico Blvd., will cover a 2.1 square mile area and serve First District communities including Pico-Union, Koreatown and Harvard Heights.

Mayor Antonio Villariagosa and Fire Chief Douglas Barry are scheduled to join Reyes at the event, which will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, food and entertainment from local schools and community groups.

Fire Station 13, modernized through Proposition F funds, replaces the Old Fire Station 13 at 1206 S. Vermont Blvd. that was built in 1949. The new fire station will better serve the growing population of a fire district that is projected to increase to 337,144 by 2010.

Fire Station 13 Grand Opening
Saturday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m.
2401 Pico Blvd. (Between Vermont Boulevard and Westmoreland Avenue)
Los Angeles, CA 90006