Los Angeles County’s 123rd Station
The Los Angeles County Fire Department has opened its 123rd fire setation in the Palo’s Verdes Peninsula Shopping Center in the southern area of the county.
The 5,600-square foot station was designed to blend with numerous commercial buildings in the adjacent shopping center. Housed at the new station are Engine and Truck 106.
Among the features are built-in kitchen appliances and carpeting throughout the station, except for the apparatus and storage rooms.
Construction of Station 110 in the Marina del Rey complex is expected to start this year. The station will actually be a three-story structure with the lower level at waterside to shelter fireboats. The ground, or main level, will house fire apparatus, and the upper story will contain a dormitory and some offices.
The site is at the north end of the Main Channel and will give equipment a faster response to all slips in the marina. Land units not only respond to the marina area, but to surrounding apartment and commercial high-rise structures included in the complex.
County firemen operating a triple combination engine and a fireboat currently share interim quarters with the Harbor Patrol at the Marina del Rey’s administrative headquarters.