On July 21, Santa Rosa City staff, along with local, State, and Federal partners celebrated the long-anticipated groundbreaking for the Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Relocation project. Several dignitaries, including Santa Rosa Mayor Natalie Rogers, Congressman Mike Thompson, Assemblymember Jim Wood, FEMA Regional Administrator Robert Fenton, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development Marion McFadden and others were in attendance and spoke on the importance of this milestone event.
The new Fire Station 5 site, purchased from Keysight Technologies in April 2022 at a cost of $205,000, is located on a 2.11-acre site at the corner of Fountaingrove Parkway and Stagecoach Road. This new site for Fire Station 5 will maintain its location within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI), and this new location is strategically positioned to help withstand future wildfires by providing a better defensible space.
The new fire station will include:
- A single-story structure with 8,744 square feet of space.
- Accommodations up-staffing during critical fire weather.
- The ability to be used as a command post for future emergencies.
- 6 dorms that can house additional firefighters if needed.
- 3 apparatus bays to house firefighting equipment.
- Emergency generator and onsite fuel storage for firefighting apparatus and to sustain the fire station during extended power outages.
The station will include environmentally friendly features for storm water, electric vehicle charging needs and will include a rooftop photovoltaic system.
This Design-Build contract is estimated to cost $18.2 million and is expected to be completed in spring/summer 2025.
Visit Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Relocation Project for details.