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Westchester - Council District 11

Existing Fire Station 5


History
Fire Station 5 was constructed in 1950 and is approximately 9,640 square feet.  The station is currently located at 6621 W. Manchester Ave in the Westchester area.  The station currently houses a Task Force, Rescue Ambulance and a Battalion Chief for a total staff of 10 Firefighters, 2 Paramedics and a Chief Officer.  Fire Station 5’s district is six square miles and is a mix of residential and commercial usage.  The district includes the Los Angeles International Airport and Loyola Marymount College Campus.

Reason for Project
The existing fire station is overcrowded and its main systems are antiquated. The site is also too small to accommodate a replacement Regional 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 30% for apparatus assigned to Fire Station 5 by  the year 2010.

Service Area Population Growth
Community planning census information indicates that the population growth for Fire Station 5’s district has increased steadily and is projected to increase to 118,981 which is a 11.2% increase by the year 2010.