Last week we attended the official opening and ribbon cutting of the Pacific Highlands Ranch Fire Station #47 - San Diego’s newest (and best) fire station. The event was well attended by top SDFD officials, Scott Peters as well as Mayor Sanders. Sanders remarked that this may just be the nicest new San Diego public facility he’s ever seen and he might be right. The station is state-of-the-art and beautifully finished. Certainly the Fire Captains with seniority will be fighting for a post here.
Council President Scott Peters said this station was an example of how to do things RIGHT… that PHR is only at about 30% build-out and we already have much of the infrastructure that will be needed (also referencing the new NW Police Station). Most importantly, this station means that emergency response times will drop significantly in our area. Plus, this new station #47 is one of the few that is wired to be an emergency command center, which means that in the case of a major emergency, we’ll have the best resources right here in our back yards.
We will be working with the new Captains on duty to arrange an open house for residents to meet their new neighbors and tour the great facility and will keep you posted on that.