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Mar Vista - Council District 11

Existing Fire Station 62


History
Fire Station 62 was constructed in 1950 and is currently located at 3632 Centinela Ave.  The station is approximately 4,190 square feet and serves an area of  approximately 6 square miles in size.  The station houses an Engine Company and an EMT Rescue Ambulance for a total staffing of 6 firefighters.  When Fire Station 62 was built, the area was mainly a residential area known for its ocean view homes.  With the passing of time, the area has grown considerably and has added a commercial district.

Reason for Project
The existing fire station is overcrowded and will not adequately allow for future additional staffing and equipment.  In addition, the fire station's main systems are antiquated.  The current site is too small to accommodate a replacement Standard Fire/Paramedic Station necessitating a new location in the immediate area of the existing 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 6.9% for apparatus assigned to Fire Station 62 by  the year 2010.
Service Area Population Growth
Community planning census information indicates that the population growth for Mar Vista has increased steadily and is projected to increase to 118,981, which is a 14.2% increase by the year 2010.