Mission Valley Celebrates Grand Opening Of Permanent Fire Station on Friars Road

Mission Valley’s new permanent fire station celebrated its official grand opening Monday, Nov. 2. The $11.1 million station, located on Friars Road, across the street from Qualcomm Stadium, replaces a temporary fire station that had been located in the stadium parking lot.

The two-story facility is the first-ever permanent San Diego Fire/Rescue Department station in Mission Valley and the first built in the city since 2008. The 16,290-square-foot structure houses an engine and truck, along with a dormitory for 16 firefighters and a hazardous materials team, according to City News Service.

The grand opening resulted in lots of media attention:

KPBS
http://www.kpbs.org/news/2015/nov/02/mission-valley-gets-fire-station/

San Diego Union-Tribune
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/nov/01/mission-valley-fire-station-mainar-faulconer/

FOX 5
http://fox5sandiego.com/2015/11/02/long-awaited-mission-valley-fire-station-to-open/

Times of San Diego
http://timesofsandiego.com/politics/2015/11/01/mission-valley-gets-permanent-fire-station-after-9-years/