The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the first phase of a project that will renovate fire and lifeguard stations throughout the County, Supervisor Don Knabe announced today. Renovations are needed in over 90 of the County’s fire and lifeguard stations to meet code requirements and give female employees privacy when sleeping, dressing, and changing.
Twelve facilities will be renovated in Phase 1 of the program, with five coming from the Fourth District. The renovation work includes the construction of new restroom layouts that will provide private toilets and shower areas, the installation of partitions in the sleeping quarters, and the creation of private changing areas. The total project budget for Phase 1 is $5 million, and is scheduled to be completed within 18 months. The funding for the project is coming from the Fire Protection District.
The right to privacy is absolutely critical for each and every one of our County firefighters and lifeguards, said Supervisor Knabe. This project will ensure that our fire and lifeguard stations are modern and account for the growing number of female personnel that the County employs.
Fourth District Fire and Lifeguard Stations in Phase 1
– Fire Station 17 – 12006 Hadley Street in Whittier
– Fire Station 49 – 13820 La Mirada Avenue in La Mirada
– Fire Station 56 – 12 Crest Road in Rolling Hills
– Fire Station 96 – 10630 Mills Avenue in Whittier
– M.B. Lifeguard Station – 2600 Strand in Manhattan Beach