Reps. Calvert and Issa Praise Funding for New Fire Emergency Response Station at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) and Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-49) praised the announcement by the U.S. Navy that it will be funding the construction of a new Fire Emergency Response Station at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The Navy is providing $15.5 million for the construction of the new fire station.
“Our Marines at Camp Pendleton deserve to have the emergency response protection from a modern fire station,” said Rep. Calvert. “I’m tremendously pleased that the Navy is responding to an overdue need to replace and update fire stations for the Camp Pendleton Fire Department. There is more work to be done to ensure our Marines at Camp Pendleton enjoy the latest force protection, but this project is a great start.”
"Camp Pendleton is a place without peer,” said Rep. Issa. “For decades, the outstanding Marines who call it home have consistently set a new and better standard for valor, loyalty and service to our nation. When they are given the tools they need, they perform magnificently. I trust that this much-needed resource will give them the protections they need and deserve."
The new Fire Emergency Response Station will be used by the Camp Pendleton Fire Department and replaces a facility that was constructed in 1943, is outdated and beyond its useful economic and functional life.
On October 5, 2018, Rep. Calvert sent a letter to the Navy requesting Fiscal Year 2019 funding to address the fire station deficiencies at Camp Pendleton.