Rancho Mission Viejo Breaks Ground on New Fire Station

This past Friday, Rancho Mission Viejo and the Orange County Fire Authority celebrated the groundbreaking of a new OCFA fire station located prominently within Rancho Mission Viejo’s first Village of Sendero.

Fire Station 56, located at 56 Sendero Way, was dedicated by Rancho Mission Viejo to the OCFA. Rancho Mission Viejo’s President and CEO Tony Moiso spoke at Friday’s ground breaking to mark the momentous occasion.

“All of us at Ranch Headquarters congratulate all who have worked so hard to make this essential public facility a reality and are proud to celebrate the sixth fire station built on the former land of Rancho Mission Viejo,” said Moiso.

Planned to be roughly 10,000 square-feet, the fire station will feature three apparatus bays, eight dormitory rooms and will sit on a one-acre site with expansive views of the historic 23,000-acre ranch just up the Ortega from San Juan Capistrano.

Once completed, Fire Station 56 will complement Rancho Mission Viejo’s overall style, landscape, and legacy of rich history.

Designed and built by the combined efforts of Erickson Hall Construction and WLC Architects, the station’s design is inspired by the work of famed architect – Irving Gill. Gill is known for the Spanish Progressive style of simplicity and minimalist form that’s reminiscent of the California Mission style. WLC Architects’ station design at Rancho Mission Viejo features simple shapes, stucco walls, deeply recessed arched doors and arched window openings.

During the ground breaking, Tony Moiso was joined by San Juan Capistrano Mayor Sam Allevato, OCFA Fire Chief Keith Richter, Orange County Supervisor Patricia Bates, as well as Mike Hall and Dave Erickson from Erickson-Hall Construction.

Building of the new fire station should commence sometime in March, and official operations from Fire Station 56 is scheduled to begin in January 2015.

According to the OCFA, Engine Company 56 will have a Paramedic Assessment Unit with three firefighters and plenty of room to grow as the needs of the area expand.

“It’s great to know that this new station will provide not only fire protection, but also paramedics for Sendero, Esencia and portions of Ladera Ranch and San Juan Capistrano,” explained Moiso.

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