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Northridge - Council District 12

Existing Fire Station 87

Fire Station 87 is currently located at 10241 Balboa Blvd.  It was constructed in 1945 and is approximately 5,360 square feet.  The Fire Station houses a Single Engine and Rescue Ambulance and is staffed by 4 firefighters and 2 paramedics.  The Fire Station was originally designed to house 4 firefighters with two apparatus.  When built, Fire Station 87’s district (5 square miles) was predominately agricultural.  Today the district is mostly residential and commercial.  This district serves the communities of Northridge, Granada Hills, and Mission Hills.  Within the district are the Veterans Administration Hospital, Granada Hills Hospital, and North Hills Shopping Center.

Reason for Project
The existing fire station is overcrowded and its main systems are antiquated. The current site is 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 6.8% for apparatus assigned to Fire Station 87 by  the year 2010.
Service Area Population Growth
Community planning census information indicates that the population growth for Northridge has increased steadily and is projected to increase to 61,630, which is a 25.7% increase by the year 2010.