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Posted: Jul 20, 2017

Anaheim Starts Construction of Its First New Fire Station in 10 Years

Anaheim broke ground Wednesday, July 19, on its first new fire station in 10 years. Station 5, serving the neighborhoods around the 57/91 interchange as well as freeway incidents, will move into the 9,481-square-foot building at 2540 E. La Palma Ave. in about a year.

Station 5, serving the neighborhoods around the 57/91 interchange as well as freeway incidents, will move into the 9,481-square-foot building at 2540 E. La Palma Ave. in about a year.


The current fire house on North Kraemer Boulevard, more than 55 years old, then will be used by the city’s public utilities. It is more than half the size of the new station.


The $5.4 million fire station, which department officials said will improve response times, is expected to take some of the pressure off of the station that serves the Broadway area.


 
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Posted: Jul 20, 2017

Clute Fire, EMS Station Nears Completion

CLUTE - Fire and emergency management officials have waited a long time for a new headquarters, and they're not about to rush its finish now that construction is nearing an end. "We would rather have a good product versus pushing them to finish and shortchange some stuff," said Mike Waguespack, fire marshal and EMS director.

Construction of the firehouse and EMS station on a 3-acre tract on Commerce Street initially had a projected end date of August. Rain and a few other delays have pushed back the timeline, and officials now believe the station should be completed by Oct. 1, he said.


 
 

The outside of the structure is deceptive, looking as though the station is almost ready for move-in. Exposed insulation and bare walls inside show it still has some ways to go.


The first floor will include conference and training rooms, a reception area and storage; upstairs will include a few dorms, men’s and women’s showers and bathrooms, a full kitchen, lounge area and plenty of space to activate an Emergency Operations Center in the event of a disaster. The garage can house up to three ambulances, two pumper trucks and one ladder truck


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Posted: Jul 20, 2017

Meridian to Build 6th Fire Station, Uses $1.5M from Rural Fire District for First Year

The city of Meridian will move forward with building its sixth fire station in 2018 - a project that was going to be delayed a year until the Meridian Rural Fire District stepped in. The rural fire district has offered to pay for the station's first 13.5 months of operations, including wages and benefits of up to 12 firefighters.

The city of Meridian will move forward with building its sixth fire station in 2018 — a project that was going to be delayed a year until the Meridian Rural Fire District stepped in.


The rural fire district has offered to pay for the station’s first 13.5 months of operations, including wages and benefits of up to 12 firefighters. That expense is projected at $1.5 million.


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Posted: Jul 20, 2017

Fire burns building at Fircrest School in Shoreline

Firefighters are battling flames at the Fircrest School property in Shoreline. The fire started at about 9 a.m. at the building at 155th Street and 15th Avenue Northeast. The Fircrest Residential Habilitation Center houses about 200 people with mental disabilities. The laundry facility is the building that caught fire.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2017 11:15:00 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
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Posted: Jul 20, 2017

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