Fire station approved at University of California San Diego

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The San Diego City Council has approved construction of a fire station at the University of California San Diego.

The fire station, a first for the campus, will be built as a partnership between the city and the university. It will serve the fire safety needs of the campus community including students, faculty, staff and visitors, as well as the local surrounding neighborhoods.

The 10,500-sq.-ft. station will accommodate the standard fire station crew of 12 personnel per 24 hour shift, and include three drive through fire apparatus vehicle bays, administrative offices, kitchen and dining area, day room, reception/watch room, training room, wash room, exercise room and crew quarters.

The station is planned for the northwest corner of the UC San Diego campus, near the intersection of North Torrey Pines Road and Northpoint Driveway.

Currently, the campus hosts more than 36,000 students on its campus, and enrollment is expected to grow in the coming years. To accommodate this growth, the campus is developing several student housing projects with plans to offer nearly 20,000 student beds by 2022.

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