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Pala celebrates new fire station


Last updated 7/31/2008 at Noon

Fire explorers and visitors peer out from the four-story training tower at the new Pala Fire Station after the grand opening on Saturday, July 26, 2008.

PALA — On Saturday, July 26, the Pala Band of Mission Indians held a grand opening ceremony for the new $9 million, 45,000-square-foot Pala Fire Station.

The state-of-the-art facility will house personnel and equipment, function as an emergency operations center and provide a training center for regional firefighters.

“We have had this as a goal for many years, and after two years of construction I am proud to announce the grand opening of Pala’s new fire station and training academy,” said Pala Tribal Chairman Robert Smith, who formerly served as Pala Fire Chief.

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