New Point Dume Fire Station to Open Oct. 15

Almost a year to the day since demolition began on old Fire Station 71, Oct. 14, 2013, firefighters and staff are hoping to move into the new station, on Oct. 15 of this year.

Fire Station 71, which serves the Point Dume area of Malibu, has been operating out of a temporary location on Zuma Beach for the past 13 months as the new facility was being built and the old station was renovated.

“Move-in date is October 15,” said Maria Grycan, a Los Angeles County Fire Department community services liaison based out of Malibu. Grycan was speaking at Wednesday night’s Public Safety Commission meeting.

“I believe it’s a firm date; it’s as firm as we’re gonna get,” Grycan added.

According to the Fire Department, the original Fire Station 71, opened in 1939, had become rundown and ill-equipped to serve Malibu’s growing population.

In June 2013, the Planning Commission approved the $8.3 million overhaul. The new station includes many updates and new facilities.


The official ribbon-cutting and station dedication is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 14, according to Grycan.

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