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Pico/Union - Council District 1

Existing Fire Station 13

The Station was constructed in 1941 and is located at 1206 S. Vermont.   The Station services the Pico-Union district of Los Angeles which is is known for it’s cultural diversity, dense population as well as center hallway apartments. It currently houses an Engine Company and a Rescue Ambulance, staffed by 4 Firefighters and 2 Paramedics.

Reason for Project
The existing fire station is too small at 5,469 square feet.  The Station is overcrowded and its main systems are antiquated.  In addition, the current site is too small and does not provide an adequate area for training, parking and maintenance of the equipment assigned to the Fire Station.  Assessment of the current site determined that it will not accommodate a replacement Standard Fire Station.

Evaluation Of Current Facility
Areas of deficiencies that were noted by Bureau of Engineering survey determined problems with: space, seismic, heating and air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, building code, American Disabilities Act (ADA), fire protection systems, and lack of adequate separate gender facilities.


Projected Resource Workloads
Community planning census information and Fire Department historical incident data have been used to project resource workloads.  It is projected that the number of responses will increase 10.7% for apparatus assigned to Fire Station 13 by  the year 2010.
Service Area Population Growth
Community planning census information indicates that the population growth for Fire Station 13’s district has increased steadily and is projected to increase to  337,144 which is a 22.8% increase by the year 2010.