Construction starts on new fire station

THOUSAND OAKS — Officials gathered for the groundbreaking of a new fire station in Thousand Oaks on Friday morning.

Construction also kicked off for Ventura County Fire Department’s new Station 34. The site is a 1.9-acre lot on Mountclef Boulevard, just north of Avenida De Los Arboles and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

The new station is expected to be finished in summer 2023 and will replace the current Station 34, located about half a mile away at 555 E. Avenida De Los Arboles. The existing station dates to 1961 and sits on a 0.6-acre lot.

he new station will total more than 11,000 square feet and will also have a 2,000-square-foot accessory building. Features include two pass-through engine bays, a pair of offices, a fitness room, a kitchen and dining area and living quarters for seven firefighters.

County Fire Chief Dustin Gardner said in a statement the project has been in the works for years.

“We’re excited to break ground on the new station, which will enable quicker and safer emergency responses to the community and provide more accommodations for our firefighters and additional rescue equipment,” Gardner said.

The $9.7 million project will be built by TELACU Construction Management. The architect is RRM Design Group in Ventura, officials said….

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