Closed for Four Years, Metro Fire Station 68 Reopened Today

Mather, CA – Metro Fire announced that Station 68, located in the Anatolia area of Rancho Cordova, reopened this morning after having been closed for more than four years. The decision to reopen Station 68 was based upon increasing calls for service and longer response times for this area of coverage.

As a result of the economic recession and collapse of the housing market, Metro Fire experienced an annual loss of $15 million in property tax revenue from 2008 to 2014. To confront this reality, the Metro Fire Board of Directors embarked on a three-pronged strategy to reduce expenses, while striving to protect its core services.

  • Reduces Services - which included the closure of Engine 68 and five additional engine companies
  • Reduced compensation and layoffs
  • Increased operational efficiencies

Please join us this Saturday at the Reopening Celebration of Station 68. Take a look at the station, receive free Hands-only CPR training, watch some firefighter demonstrations, learn safety tips relevant to your community, and get to know YOUR local firefighters.

Station 68 Open House
October 3, 2015 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Station 68 – 4381 Anatolia Drive in Rancho Cordova

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