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South Los Angeles - Council District 9

Existing Fire Station 21


History
Fire Station 21 is located at 1187 E. 52nd Street.  It currently houses an Engine Company and a Rescue Ambulance staffed by 4 Firefighters and 2 Paramedics. Fire Station 21 services the South Central area of Los Angeles and covers approximately 2.07 square miles. When built in 1941 the Station serviced an area that was mainly rural.  The area has changed to become a highly populated district, with some industrial areas and large amounts of rail and freight activities as well as the Metro Blue Line & Alameda Corridor that run through the area.

Reason for Project
The existing fire station is only 4,305 square feet and is overcrowded.  The limited amount of square footage does not allow flexibility to deploy resources efficiently and the Fire Station's main systems are antiquated.  

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% for apparatus assigned to Fire Station 21 by  the year 2010.
Service Area Population Growth
Community planning census information indicates that the population growth for Fire Station 21’s district has increased steadily and is projected to increase to 288,156 which is a 19.6% increase by the year 2010.