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Chinatown - Council District 14

Existing Fire Station 4

Fire Station 4 was constructed in 1948 and is currently 11,000 square feet.  It houses a Task Force and Hazmat Squad configuration and also the Command Post Utility. The station is staffed by 14 Firefighters and services the Chinatown district of Los Angeles. The area is approximately 2.4 square miles and is known for Chinatown, Little Tokyo and Olvera Street.  When constructed  in 1948, the area was mainly residential.  It has now developed into a densely populated residential and business area.  

Reason for Project
The existing fire station is overcrowded and its main systems are antiquated. The site is too small to accommodate a replacement Standard Fire/Paramedic 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 7.4% for apparatus assigned to Fire Station 4 by  the year 2010.

Service Area Population Growth
Community planning census information indicates that the population growth for Fire Station 4’s district has increased steadily and is projected to increase to 38,839 which is a 35.1 % increase by the year 2010.