- Reporters Desk
LONG BEACH — Fire Station 12 opened Sept. 23, near Artesia Boulevard and Orange Avenue in Long Beach.
The station opened its new facility, replacing a 1920s building on the 6500 block of Gundry Avenue. The $10 million station is about 11,300 square feet in a 1.2 acre of land previously owned by the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency. It also has about 5,300-square-feet of an Emergency Resource Center to store supplies in case of disasters.
The station’s living quarters are connected by two parallel corridors so that firefighters have two direct paths to vehicles when responding to a call.
Station 12 can house eight people per shift. The station has three vehicles: a fire engine, rescue engine and paramedic van.