Work is now underway on a new firehouse in San Bernardino.
Local dignitaries joined San Bernardino County Fire, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, and the City of San Bernardino for a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday marking the start of construction on the first new fire station in San Bernardino in more than two decades.
The new, state of the art Station 226 will be located at 1920 North Del Rosa Avenue. It will replace the old Station 226, which was built in the 1950’s.
The project demolishes the old 4,300-square-foot fire station and will construct a new 10,267-square-foot facility. The project is estimated to cost $10 million. Funding for the project was approved by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors last month.
The new, larger, modern station will enable the San Bernardino County Fire Department to provide expanded emergency services and maintain public safety to the areas it serves.
Construction on the station is estimated to be completed in one year.