Station 40 - Wedgwood

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Updated: 2013-05-10

About the Station
Station 40 houses one engine company (E40) and one reserve engine.

As one of the newer stations in the system, Station 40 is in generally fair condition, but requires some minor seismic retrofits to meet current earthquake safety standards.

About the Project
As a seismic and safety upgrade station, Station 40 requires additional seismic bracing to meet current earthquake safety codes.

No additional floor space is planned for this station, but interior remodeling will convert existing space into an apparatus bay support area, providing decontamination equipment and crew preparation and vehicle maintenance functions. In addition, the physical training room in the station's basement will be remodeled and the existing watch office will be converted into a station office and lobby that will offer improved operations and security. These actions will displace some crew areas, so the remodel will include a reconfiguration of bunk and living space.

Station 40 will continue to house two apparatus.

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

Planned Station Features

Technical Capacities:

  • Bay space for two apparatus
  • Decontamination/clean room
  • Battery charging alcove
  • Storage for major disaster supplies and EMS equipment
  • Hose dryer and storage alcove

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

Milestones

  • Start Date: 2011
  • Community meeting to show design development concepts held Feb. 4, 2011
  • Construction start: Fall 2012
  • Construction completion: Summer 2013