A fire station that was rebuilt at a cost of $7.6 million and that is nearly three times larger than the former station will be dedicated at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 28, at 2290 University Ave. in East Palo Alto.
The station is part of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, which covers Atherton, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto and nearby unincorporated areas.
The 12,000-square-foot station, built in phases, replaces the 4,300-square-foot, 1950s-era station, the district said.
The new station has a community room, an emergency operations center for the city, larger quarters for fire crews, larger apparatus bays and more storage space.
The station gets between 2,000 and 3,000 calls a year, most for medical services, the district said.