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Sun Valley - Council District 6

Existing Fire Station 77


History
Fire Station 77 was constructed in 1941 and is located at 8943 Glenoaks Blvd.  It is 4,295 square feet and houses a Paramedic Engine Company that is staffed by 4 firefighters and 2 paramedics.  The station services the community of Sun Valley and covers approximately 14 square miles. The district is well known for its heavy brush, Metrolink and railroad traffic.  When Fire Station 77 was originally built, the area was mainly farms and orchards.  It has since become a residential and heavy industrial / commercial district.

Reason for Project
The existing fire station too small and will not allow flexibility to efficiently house the necessary equipment and personnel.  The station is overcrowded and its main systems are antiquated. In addition, the current 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 10.7% for apparatus assigned to Fire Station 77 by  the year 2010.
Service Area Population Growth
Community planning census information indicates that the population growth for Sun Valley has increased steadily and is projected to increase to 95,212, which is a 23.0% increase by the year 2010.