Bonsall’s new fire station taking shape

Motorists who have driven by Olive Hill Road and State Route 76 have likely noticed that the new North County Fire Protection District fire station is under construction. Over the next few weeks they might not observe much progress, but that is because the next phase will involve interior matters.

The underground electrical and plumbing infrastructure and the foundation have been completed as well as the framing. The next phase will be the interior electrical, plumbing, and mechanical work including the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. The exterior covering process will commence after the interior work is finished.

“Real happy with the contractor,” said NCFPD deputy fire chief Ed Sprague. “The performance with the overall project is outstanding.”

Keeton Construction of Temecula was the successful bidder for the fire station construction contract. The contract was awarded in September 2013 and the groundbreaking took place the following month. The prescribed construction period in the contract was 330 days.

“We’re essentially on schedule and on budget,” Sprague said.

In the absence of unforeseen circumstances, construction is expected to be complete by September.

“We should, more than likely, be occupying the facility in the month of October,” Sprague said.

The new fire station is a replacement for the existing Station 5, which is currently located near Bonsall Elementary School.

“We’re excited about bringing this project to fruition,” Sprague said. It’s a great asset.”

9 Responses to "Bonsall’s new fire station taking shape"

  1. AH   April 18, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    So happy this has finally taken shape. Living just blocks away and next to my kids school is really nice to have. Thank for all you do!

  2. Me   April 18, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Let’s waste more money on over-paid, over-pensioned personnel.

  3. ERIN   April 19, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Oh, me me me. Lord help you if you ever have to call 911.

  4. Just say NO to internet trolls   April 19, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Me is an internet troll. He should be ignored. He just likes to rant for the sake of ranting.

  5. Lee   April 21, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Folks, how do you GUARANTEE job security? Very simple: you construct a building which requires its staffing. In other words, can you imagine the outrage of taxpayers if a building were to remain unstaffed? So, build lots of buildings which requires folks to staff them. Oh yeah, wave the red, white & blue lots of times, and participate in high profile events like the Avo Fest for clever PR.

    Welcome to job security. And you and I have (A) no say so in it, and (B) are flippin’ the bill. Clever, aren’t they?

    "But Lee, you sure will be happy when they save your rear-end, won’t cha?"

    Sure I will. But you can save somebody’s life in a Toyota just as well as you can in a Mercedes.

  6. Pink   April 21, 2014 at 8:43 am

    I was going to tell Lee that his comment is about the dumbest thing I have ever heard, but that wouldn’t be true. He has said lots of things that are dumber then that.

  7. Me   April 21, 2014 at 11:17 am

    @Just say NO to internet trolls?

    Really? You know that for a fact? Oh that’s right. Truth means nothing to people like you.

  8. Me   April 21, 2014 at 11:20 am


    Using your logic (or lack thereof)….I guess we should just build all new fire houses…. and buy all fireman their own truck….and pay them each a million dollars a year….that way we’d be entitled to call 911.

  9. Pink   April 23, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Since the new fire station is already under construction, this argument is a moot point. We all know that Lee just likes to make comments, never mind that he has no clue what he is talking about 90% of the time, and we all know from past comments that Me, God bless him just hates firemen, for some undisclosed reason. The new fire station will benefit everyone, the fact that Station 5 was still being housed in a mobile home in this day and age was ridiculous. Thank you fire board for doing your job, and for spending our dollars wisely. Look at all the new housing being built in the Bonsall/76 corridor. This new station is sorely needed.


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