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County Fire Station #3 Relocated

Post Date:06/29/2017




David Allen, Division Chief


June 29, 2017


County Fire Station #3 Relocated


Madera, Calif. – Madera County Fire Station 3 has been temporarily relocated due to the safety concerns of the current facility. Staff will be housed in the Sheriff’s Office during the day, and Madera City Firehouse #6 throughout the night. There will not and has not been any absence of service during this time. 

 Upon Recent review of the current building, officials condemned the trailer, citing concerns about its habitability. The trailer was purchased in the 1970s, and was originally placed at its current location in 1986, where it was intended as a temporary structure. 

"These deficiencies within the Fire Department have existed for decades. Inadequate staffing levels, equipment and facilities were widely publicized during the failed Measure L campaign which was intended to be a mechanism to help restore the Fire Department quicker," stated County CAO Eric Fleming. "The current Board of Supervisors is facing these deficiencies head on and in 2016 started a phased plan to replace equipment and increase staffing over time. They have also set up an impact fee for new development to fund the construction of certain new fire stations including Station 3." 

For those concerned with the increased service requests in the next several days, plans are already in place to address this problem. "Be advised that during the 4th of July weekend, we will have 3-4 additional engines and Paid-Call Firefighters from the mountains who will be assisting in additional calls due to improper and illegal use of fireworks," added Madera County Fire Division Chief David Allen. "I want to make it clear that during this relocation, there will be no degradation of services to those in the affected area." 

Madera County Fire has worked together with both the County Sheriff as was as the City of Madera to provide accommodations for fire staff for this time. Both the Sheriff’s office(2725 Falcon Dr), as well as Madera City Fire Station #6 (317 N Lake) are in the “Initial Attack Response Area”, ensuring prompt response time for any emergencies in the area. Cal Fire and the County are collaborating in finding a permanent solution. Any media inquiries can be directed to Cal Fire Division Chief David Allen, with contact information above. 


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