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Woodland Hills - Council District 3

Existing Fire Station 84


History
Fire Station 84 is located at 5340 Canoga Ave.  The Station was constructed in 1949 and is approximately 3,230 square feet.  It currently houses a Engine Company staffed by 4 firefighters, and a Paramedic Rescue staffed by 2 Paramedics .  Fire Station 84’s district (eight square miles) is known for having large areas of heavy brush in close proximity to expensive homes.  Warner Center high-rise buildings are also in Fire Station 84's district. When the station was built, the area was primarily a farming community.

Reason for Project
The fire station was built to house 4 firefighters and is beyond its capacity.  A separate garage houses the Engine and the Rescue Ambulance parks outside on the front apron  The facility can not house the resources needed to meet present and expected growth of the community.  The current site is too small to accommodate expansion to a 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 11.9% for apparatus assigned to Fire Station 84 by  the year 2010.
Service Area Population Growth
Community planning census information indicates that the population growth for Woodland Hills has increased steadily and is projected to increase to 191,892, which is a 25.8% increase by the year 2010.