CMFA’s Financing Assists in the Delivery of a Turn-Key Fire Station for the City of Oxnard
The City of Oxnard needed to improve emergency response time and reduce per station responses prompted immediate action. Unfortunately, the current economic climate prevented the city from committing the funds necessary to build a full service station themselves. Instead, the City of Oxnard turned to a public private partnership to help design, construct and build a station in Oxnard’s Central Park area. The nearly 14,000 sf station will be designed as a “headquarters” station and will house a fire engine, aerial ladder truck and a battalion chief response vehicle. Staffing for the station will include a fire battalion chief, two fire captains, two fire engineers and 3 firefighters to man the station and equipment. Through an RFP the city was able to locate an organization that would commit to providing a turnkey station and training facility in which the city lease will lease on a long term basis. The station’s design, acquisition and construction was financed through bonds issued by the California Municipal Finance Authority.