Chula Vista City Council approves Fire Facility Master Plan

3 new fire stations to be built

CHULA VISTA, Calif. - The Chula Vista City Council approved an ambitious Fire Facility Master Plan Tuesday that calls for the construction of three new fire stations over 15 years and the addition of a fourth firefighter on all engine companies.

"It puts us in a position to be able to respond within seven minutes to any emergency," said Chula Vista Fire Department Chief Dave Hanneman.

Hanneman told 10News the plan matches Chula Vista's growth, which is expected to grow from 250,000 residents to 330,000 in the next two decades.

The housing market has rebounded in Chula Vista with construction of several more neighborhoods and the multi-billion dollar Millenia master plan community.

The first new fire station is expected to be built within Millenia, with a second one being built in Otay Ranch and a third on the city's bayfront.

There is a one-time cost of $26 million to build the new stations and an annual cost of about $13 million to operate them.

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