Carlsbad FD add temporary 7th fire station to better response times, keep up with population growth

  • Source: KFMB-TV CBS 8 San Diego
  • Published: 09/30/2022 12:00 AM

The City of Carlsbad is moving forward with plans to address gaps in fire protection, by adding crews and a seventh fire station west of I-5. The temporary Fire Station Seven will sit at the old Encina Power Plant site, on Carlsbad Blvd., just north of Cannon Road. Carlsbad Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Nick Ordille walked us through the site. "To give us a fire station west of the tracks and west of the freeway...obviously we don't have any natural disasters that happen frequently thankfully, but when they do and those infrastructures are down, we want to have the ability to respond along the coastal corridor with a fire station already in place," Ordille explained. In 2021, a ‘Standards of Cover’ evaluation found the department was behind on some response times and needed more apparatus and crews.


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