Station 26 - South Park

Updated: 2013-05-10

About the Station
Station 26 currently houses one engine company (E26). It also houses a mobile compressed air unit. Firefighters must use compressed air to survive the toxic atmosphere common at all fires and many other emergencies. The mobile air unit provides a compressor that can refill spent cylinders and can also transport a limited number of reserve air cylinders to wherever they are needed. A stationary compressed air unit and truck to deliver cylinders is located at Station 9 to serve the north end.

As one of the Department's newer facilities, Station 26 is in generally fair condition. However, it is not fully in compliance with current standards for seismic safety.

About the Project
As a seismic and safety upgrade station, Station 26 will receive some additional seismic bracing to meet current codes.

In addition, minor remodels will reconfigure existing station space so that it can accommodate decontamination equipment as well as crew preparation and vehicle maintenance functions.

Emergency services are expected to remain on site while the station is being upgraded.

Planned Station Features

Technical Capacities:

  • Bay space for two apparatus
  • Mobile compressed air unit and air fill equipment
  • Decontamination/clean room
  • Maintenance work area
  • Storage for major disaster supplies and EMS equipment
  • Hose dryer and storage tower

Administrative and Crew Areas:

  • Station office
  • Bunker gear room
  • Beanery kitchen and dining room
  • Physical fitness room
  • Firefighter bunk rooms
  • Toilet/shower rooms
  • Laundry room


  • Anticipated Start Date: 2011
  • Anticipated Completion: 2014