Pole Position: The $5 Million Fire Station

by The Editors on August 28, 2008

After nearly 20 years in a “temporary” double-wide firestation the Carlsbad Fire Department has finally moved into their new 6,200-square-foot facility on Rancho Santa Fe Road. And the coolest part: this station has a fire pole, according to a story in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

“Most Southern California stations are one story,” so they don’t need fire poles, said Carlsbad Battalion Chief Jim Torretto, who oversees facilities for the city Fire Department. . . . He said that despite the pole, there won’t be any scenes of firefighters jumping out of bed at the sound of an alarm, diving into turnout gear and sliding down the pole.

We’re glad they have the station they need, and we’re pretty sure those clever firemen will find at least one good use for that fire pole. . .

[Link: San Diego Union Tribune]

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