CAMARILLO, Calif. – Years of preparation and anticipation gave way to jubilation as the
Ventura County Fire Department
, civic leaders, firefighters and community members celebrated the completion of a new fire station in Fillmore
on Friday, February 28, 2020.
Fire Station 27
sits on a 2.7 acre site near the intersection of Highway 126 and C Street in Fillmore. The 15,000 square-foot, single-story fire station is equipped with three apparatus bays, nine dorms, living quarters, a state-of-the-art equipment training area and additional room for future expansion if additional service is needed to support the community.
“The new station directly reflects our desire to provide the best possible service to the community members in the Santa Clara River Valley. In the last 68 years, service demands have greatly increased in the area as we’ve outgrown the current site,” said Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen. “The new station provides firefighters with improved access to the highway and major response routes, updated technology to better support operations as well as provide additional capacity to store equipment needed to fight brush fires.”
The $8.3 million fire station i
s staffed by four firefighters and fire equipment including, Engine 27, Rescue 27, Water Tender 27, Utility 27 and two bulldozer crew members who support Dozer 12.
The original fire station, which was built in 1952 at 613 Old Telegraph Road, will now be occupied by the U.S. Forest Service.
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