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Studio City - Council District 2

Existing Fire Station 64


History
Fire Station is currently located at 4230 Coldwater Canyon Ave.  Fire Station 78 houses a Paramedic Engine Company that is staffed by 2 firefighters and 2 paramedics.  The station services the community of Studio City and covers approximately 4 square miles.  The area is well known for its shopping along Ventura Blvd. as well as its ranch homes in the winding hillsides.  The original station was destroyed by the 1994 earthquake, and is now a temporary trailer with a detached apparatus shed that houses Engine 78.

Reason for Project
The existing fire station was constructed only as a temporary measure until the fire station could be reconstructed.  It is too small and is overcrowded.  In addition, 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 11.6% for apparatus assigned to Fire Station 78 by  the year 2010.
Service Area Population Growth
Community planning census information indicates that the population growth for Studio City has increased steadily and is projected to increase to 86,863, which is a 25.7% increase by the year 2010.