Madera County opens up new fire station

The fire station started in a mobile trailer nearly four decades ago.

Madera County opened a new fire station on Friday, celebrating with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. 

Driving the news: The new station – Fire Station 3 – has a 37-year history. 


  • It initially started at the southwest corner of Road 26 and Avenue 18 ½ as a leased mobile home, but its worsening conditions caused the department to leave in 2017. 
  • That led the county to build a new fire station, which now has close to 8,000 square feet and has a drive-through apparatus bay and apparatus support area. 
  • Firefighters have a living area, a new kitchen, a new dining room and a new day room. 
  • The fire station also includes a new administration area that has a captain’s office, conference room, lobby, treatment room and a public restroom. 
  • The location also includes a fueling station, guest parking, staff parking, a new water well and a self-contained sewer station. 
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