For Immediate Release
Press Contact: David Orth, Fire Department, (510) 981-5501


Berkeley, California (Tuesday, October 24, 2006) - Berkeley Fire Department is pleased to announce the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Hills Fire Station, located at 3000 Shasta Road. The ceremony takes place at the new station, located at 3000 Shasta Road on Tuesday, October 31, at 1:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

When it is fully operational, this station will become Berkeley’s new Station #7, replacing the station at 2931 Shasta Road.  The old station #7 was built in 1939 as a single company station. The new building is a multi-company station, and is strategically located on a major thoroughfare in the Berkeley Hills.

The new Hills Fire Station is much larger and more efficient, is seismically safe, and will be jointly staffed by Berkeley Fire Department and East Bay Regional Park District on high fire days. The station was built on land originally owned by East Bay Municipal Utility District, and was funded by Measure G, approved in 1992, which allocated funds for a jointly operated fire station. The architect was Marcy Wong.

For information on the Hills Fire Station or ribbon cutting ceremony, call Deputy Fire Chief David Orth at 510-981-5501.