New ‘Lucky No. 7’ Madera County fire sta­tion al­ready a corner­stone of Te­soro Viejo

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There’s big ex­cite­ment over the brand-new Madera County Fire Sta­tion No. 7 — “Lucky No. 7” — lo­cated in the mid­dle of the Town Cen­ter at Te­soro Viejo, Madera County’s new­est mas­ter-planned com­mu­nity.

“Em­ploy­ees will go an en­tire ca­reer and never get a chance to work in a brand-new fire sta­tion,” says Chris Trindade, Bat­tal­ion Chief of Cal FireMadera County Fire Depart­ment. “It’s just so ex­cit­ing to be the first ones to serve in a new fa­cil­ity with new equip­ment.”

Madera County Fire Sta­tion No 7 of­fi­cially went on­line Oct. 19, 2018. Trindade re­mem­bers the day they raised the United States and Cal­i­for­nia flags for the very first time.

“Fire­fight­ers are pa­tri­otic, and this was a big deal to raise those flags for the first time,” he says.

Promi­nently lo­cated in the mid­dle of the Te­soro Viejo Town Cen­ter on the edge of the com­mu­nity event lawn, the fire sta­tion fea­tures two ap­pa­ra­tus bays and three dorm bed­rooms that houses a fire com­pany of four led by Bat­tal­ion Chief Chris Trindade. It is as­signed four fire per­son­nel and is staffed by a cap­tain and an en­gi­neer 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

When it comes to the ben­e­fits of a public-pri­vate part­ner­ship, there is no bet­ter ex­am­ple than the part­ner­ship be­tween the Te­soro Viejo team and Madera County Fire Depart­ment, ac­cord­ing to Trindade. He worked in con­struc­tion be­fore be­com­ing a fire­fighter 13 years ago and un­der­stands the im­por­tance of a hav­ing a strong vi­sion and work­ing col­lab­o­ra­tively with all en­ti­ties.

“Our col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Te­soro Viejo team shows that a part­ner­ship be­tween a gov­ern­ment agency and a pri­vate en­tity can ex­ist and can be a huge suc­cess,” Trindade says.

The fire sta­tion is one of the first res­i­dents at Te­soro Viejo and will not only serve the com­mu­nity, but serves the sur­round­ing south­east­ern Madera County. Since the fire per­son­nel are Cal Fire em­ploy­ees, they bring ex­ten­sive knowl­edge and ex­per­tise and know how to han­dle ma­jor emer­gen­cies. As an­other layer of safety for the com­mu­nity, emer­gency med­i­cal tech­ni­cians work closely with the fire per­son­nel at the sta­tion.

Be­ing one of the first res­i­dents of the Te­soro Viejo com­mu­nity helped the fire per­son­nel in their pre-plan­ning ef­forts. They have been able to gain an in-depth un­der­stand­ing of the un­der­ground in­fra­struc­ture, al­low­ing for more de­tailed and ef­fec­tive emer­gency plans. Trindade says that gain­ing an un­der­stand­ing of how the com­mu­nity is be­ing built goes far in emer­gency pre­pared­ness.

The fire sta­tion al­ready has two paid-call fire­fight­ers, a fire­fighter who is pro­fes­sion­ally trained and aug­ments the full-time staff for emer­gency re­sponse. Trindade says this is en­cour­ag­ing be­cause res­i­dents have not yet moved into the com­mu­nity and there is al­ready an in­ter­est; he says they look for­ward to that num­ber grow­ing.

Trindade’s vi­sion for the fire sta­tion is to be a friendly face in the com­mu­nity and to be good neigh­bors.

“Most of all, we look for­ward to build­ing trust in this com­mu­nity,” Trindad says. “We will be ac­tively in­volved in what goes on here. We are com­mit­ted to be­ing cour­te­ous, re­spect­ful and pro­fes­sional.”

The fire sta­tion is lo­cated across from The Hub, Te­soro Viejo’s in­no­va­tive wel­come cen­ter in Town Cen­ter, fea­tur­ing com­put­er­gen­er­ated video that brings the com­mu­nity to life so home­own­ers can vi­su­al­ize their new life­style.

Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon­day through Satur­day and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun­day, the sta­teof-the-art wel­come cen­ter pro­vides cut­ting-edge im­agery of the first Hill­side Vil­lage be­ing built at Te­soro Viejo.

Vis­i­tors can view the ameni­ties within the vil­lage, in­clud­ing the Ranch House — the re­sort-style club­house and recre­ation cen­ter — Har­vest and Cor­don parks, pre­served open space and trails. Vis­i­tors can also learn about the home­builders and homes that will be of­fered.

Model homes at Te­soro Viejo are now open, fea­tur­ing four new neigh­bor­hoods by two leg­endary builders, McCaf­frey Homes and D.R. Hor­ton.

Come tour the nine pro­fes­sion­ally dec­o­rated mod­els open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon­day through Satur­day and from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun­day.

Te­soro Viejo is lo­cated east of High­way 41 and Town Cen­ter Boule­vard, just north of River Park. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.tesoroviej­o.com.

Em­ploy­ees will go an en­tire ca­reer and never get a chance to work in a brand­new fire sta­tion. It’s just so ex­cit­ing to be the first ones to serve in a new fa­cil­ity with new equip­ment. > CHRIS TRINDADE, BAT­TAL­ION CHIEF

OF CAL FIRE-MADERA COUNTY FIRE DEPART­MENT

The new fire sta­tion is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with Cal Fire per­son­nel who have ex­ten­sive knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence in emer­gency re­sponse. Be­ing one of the first res­i­dents has al­lowed fire per­son­nel to com­plete ex­ten­sive pre-plan­ning ef­forts and gain an in-depth un­der­stand­ing of the com­mu­nity’s in­fra­struc­ture to max­i­mize safety.

The fire sta­tion is one of the first res­i­dents at Te­soro Viejo and will not only serve the com­mu­nity, but serves the sur­round­ing south­east­ern Madera County. It is lo­cated in the mid­dle of Te­soro Viejo’s Town Cen­ter, across from The Hub — the in­no­va­tive wel­come cen­ter.

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