Monday, March 02, 2009

Reyes, Community, Celebrate New Fire Station in Pico Union

Councilmember Ed P. Reyes, joined by City leaders and more than 3,500 people, officially opened Los Angeles Fire Department's Fire Station 13 in the Pico-Union community. The $13 million station, at 2401 Pico Blvd., covers a 2.1 square mile area and serves First District communities including Pico-Union, Koreatown and Harvard Heights.

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.

The grand opening celebration featured entertainment from local schools and community groups, and the inaugural ribbon cutting and cake axing.