Station 26 - South Park
About the Station
Station 26 currently houses one engine company (E26). It also houses a stationary and 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 was in generally fair condition. However, it was not fully in compliance with current standards for seismic safety.
About the Project
As a seismic and safety upgrade station, Station 26 received some additional seismic bracing to meet current codes.
In addition, minor remodels reconfigured existing station space so that it can accommodate decontamination equipment as well as crew preparation and vehicle maintenance functions.
Emergency services remained on site while the station was being upgraded.
Planned Station Features
- Bay space for two apparatus
- Stationary oxygen generator unit
- Mobile compressed air unit and air fill equipment
- Decontamination/clean area
- Maintenance work area
- Storage for major disaster supplies and EMS equipment
Administrative and Crew Areas:
- Station office
- Bunker gear room
- Beanery kitchen and dining room
- Physical fitness room
- Oxygen generator equipment room
- Firefighter bunk rooms
- Toilet/shower rooms
- Laundry/extractor room
- Construction Start: 2014
- Construction Completion: 2015