A full engine company will be restored to a fire station in Reseda about six years after deep local cuts were made as a result of the Great Recession, Los Angeles City Councilman Bob Blumenfield announced Friday.
At 10 a.m. Monday, the Los Angeles Fire Department crew at Fire Station 73 will welcome its new engine company and host an open house in which children will be offered tours of the station and on fire trucks as well as ride-alongs, according to a statement from Blumenfield's office.
"It will add a fire engine back to the station that had one up until around 2011," LAFD spokesman Peter Sanders said. "It provides an additional LAFD resource to respond to calls in that community, and throughout the surrounding area."
Currently, the station has about 21 firefighters, he said. Adding a new fire engine means that twelve more firefighters will be added there.