On May 23rd the Creston community turned out to celebrate the grand opening of the new Creston Fire Station No. 43. RRM was commissioned to design the facility and worked closely with residents, CAL FIRE, the Sheriff’s Department and the County of San Luis Obispo in designing the 6,615 square foot fire station. The new facility reflects the agrarian architecture of the surrounding area and is home to both CAL FIRE and the Sheriff’s Department.

At the ceremony Fire Chief Rob Lewin noted “While the edifice itself is clearly beautiful and perfect in all ways, it will be the men and women who will serve from these portals that will make this a fire station and not just a beautiful building.”

The facility features two drive-through apparatus bays, living quarters, sleeping quarters, offices, a training classroom and support spaces. RRM’s design team used durable and low maintenance materials and incorporated sustainable materials and strategies to minimize the costs of running the station.

Creston Grand Opening