The City of Rohnert Park cut the ribbons on a new fire station on the city's west side today. The ribbon cutting symbolized the official opening of a project that has been in the works for nearly five years.
The 4,300 square foot station, located on the west side of Highway 101, is a visible reminder of the city's commitment to the safety of our community. The addition of the new station will reduce average response times city wide, and help Public Safety meet its goal of a 4-minute response time.
The new two-bay fire station has room for up to three vehicles - a ladder truck, engine, and quick response vehicle. In addition, it includes living quarters for up to three firefighters. The station will be staffed 24/7.
The fire station project is the result of a partnership with the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. The cost of the Fire Station 3 project was $5.4 million. The tribe's contribution of $3.75 million was essential. They also contributed $1.2 million to a new ladder truck that will be housed there.
Mayor Gerard Giudice stated "It is with the deepest gratitude to the Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria that we are pleased to announce the completion of Fire Station 3. Through this generosity we are increasing the safety of our residents, business owners and visitors. This is another step in our continuing effort to make our community a safer place to live, work, and play."