Monday, April 21, 2014

Fire Station 26 Pest Eradication Period

Blossom Valley-

As with most wooden structures in Southern California, fire stations also need occasional termite eradication efforts. These efforts are now necessary for Lakeside Fire Protection District’s Station 26 in Blossom Valley. This work is vital to maintain the facility at its highest level of functional readiness.

From April 26 to April 30, 2014, the station will be “tented” and fumigated. During this time, the fire engine and its crew will be temporarily housed at our station near Lake Jennings Park Road which will double the number of engines and personnel located there. While we know that there will be a minor response time differential during this time, we feel that this is the most efficient option for the district to take while we complete this ‘once in 25 years’ step to maintain our facilities.

Alpine Fire and CAL FIRE (Flinn Springs Station) will be assisting by responding to emergencies in the district during this period to help us reduce our response time for fires and other life threatening emergencies.

So, when you drive by and see the tent over the fire station, please know that the Lakeside Fire Protection District is taking a necessary step to manage and maintain our facilities just as you trust us to every single day.

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact the Lakeside Fire Protection District office at 619.390.2350 or email the Fire Chief at

Submitted By: Division Chief Jim Kirkpatrick, Lakeside Fire Protection District

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