In 2005, the City of La Habra contracted with the Los Angeles County Fire Department for fire protection and emergency medical services. At the time, this was a first for the Fire Department, to reach beyond L.A. County’s boundaries to provide its services to a community in neighboring Orange County.
Part of the new service agreement called for the creation of a fourth fire station to provide additional fire protection and emergency medical services to residents in the Cities of La Habra, La Mirada, and parts of unincorporated area of South Whittier.
This week was the dedication of Fire Station 194, a new facility along Beach Boulevard, which is well positioned to answer the growing annual volume of 3,600 emergency calls for the City of La Habra, and 3,000 emergency calls for the City of La Mirada.
The City of La Habra shared in the cost by paying for 50 percent of the land purchase, design, and construction costs to bring this $3.5 million fire station to reality.