New Fire Station

Mayor Frank G. Jackson was joined by Councilmembers Zack Reed (Ward 2), Ken Johnson (Ward 4) and Michael Polensek (Ward8), Matt Zone (Ward 15) at a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of the newly built Fire Station Number 36 in the Mount Pleasant community on East 131st Street in Cleveland. City of Cleveland Director of Public Safety Michael McGrath, Division of Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo, Chief of Police Calvin Williams and Commissioner of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) gave special remarks to welcome visitors, community leaders and city representatives to the celebration. 

A community parade began at the Old Fire Station Number 36 on East 131st Street and ended at the new Fire Station to kick off festivities. Additionally, a dedication ceremony was held to honor long-time former Councilmembers George Forbes and Mary Zone with a free-standing plaque in front of the station. In addition to the celebration and other festivities an open house and tours were also provided.

The new Fire Station Number 36 is the first station to be built within the City of Cleveland in the past 25 years. The new 15,644 square-foot facility sits on approximately half the 2.56 acre site of a former school at on East 131st Street. The new sustainable state-of-the-art facility is LEED-certified and will house the City of Cleveland’s Public Safety Divisions for Fire and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) from one central location.

Photographer: 
Ruggero Fatica