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Monday, January 3, 2011

San Francisco to close firehouses for repairs - SF Examiner

Brent Begin at the SF Examiner writes,
San Francisco firehouse closuresA bond passed by city voters in June includes money to repair several firehouses throughout San Francisco. (Examiner file photo)
The Fire Department will shutter seven firehouses for seismic renovation starting in 2012 as part of a $412 million bond measure approved by voters in June.

The measure was meant to retrofit the underground water system that helps fight fires, and to fund a new police headquarters and fire station. But the main selling point that led to nearly 80 percent of voters approving the bond was the promise to fix The City’s firehouses.

The first to be fully closed will be Station 44 (at 1298 Girard Street) in Visitacion Valley in early 2012, according to Fire Department spokeswoman Lt. Mindy Talmadge.
Read more at the San Francisco Examiner 

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