Councilwoman, Fire Union Call For More Temporary Fire Stations in San Diego

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With groundbreaking just a few days away for a temporary fire station designed to reduce response times in San Diego’s Skyline neighborhood, Councilwoman Myrtle Cole and a firefighter union leader Wednesday called for more provisional facilities in the city.

Encanto is a neighborhood that could use such a station, according to Cole and Alan Arrollado, the firefighter’s union president.

Their comments came after San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Chief Javier Mainar delivered an annual report, to the City Council’s Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee, on progress made in implementing recommendations of a consultant that were issued four years ago.


The consultant, Citygate Associates of Folsom, issued its recommendations in February 2011 and they’ve since been treated by city officials as a blueprint for the future of the SDFRD.

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