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Palms - Council District 5

Existing Fire Station 43


History
Fire Station 43 is located at 10243 National Blvd.  It was constructed in 1942 and is currently 4, 885 square feet.  The Station houses an Engine Company and Rescue Ambulance that is staffed by 4 firefighters and 2 paramedics.  Fire Station 43 covers an area approximately 4.3 miles.  When Fire Station 43 was designed the district was mainly residential.  Due to development the area now has commercial, industrial, large multi-story apartments, and filming industries in the district.

Reason for Project
The existing fire station is overcrowded and its main systems are antiquated. The site is inadequate to allow training and 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 10.1% for apparatus assigned to Fire Station 43 by  the year 2010.
Service Area Population Growth
Community planning census information indicates that the population growth for the Palms area has increased steadily and is projected to increase to 83,331, which is a 21.3% increase by the year 2010.