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Posted on: July 18, 2023

City of Santa Rosa to Break Ground on Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Relocation Project

Fire Station 5 graphic with areas marked for potential locations for artwork

The City of Santa Rosa invites the media to participate in a momentous event to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Relocation project on July 21, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. The City is excited to celebrate this long-anticipated major milestone in our community’s recovery from the October 2017 Wildfires. The new permanent Fire Station 5, to be located a few blocks from the temporary facility on Parker Hill Road, will allow space for a larger facility and improved response times to continue to serve the Fountaingrove and Hidden Valley neighborhoods.

City Council awarded a Design-Build contract with Wright Contracting LLC of Santa Rosa in the amount of $15.2 million in January 2023, for the Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Relocation project. Council also authorized appropriation of the Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) federal grant funding in the amount of $16.9 million administered through the State of California Housing and Community Development (HCD) Disaster Recovery Program, to help mitigate disaster risks and reduce future losses.

Visit https://www.srcity.org/3701/Fire-Station-5-Resiliency-and-Relocation to learn more about the project.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Details

When:
Friday, July 21, 2023, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.  

Where:
New Permanent Site for Fire Station 5  
Southeast corner of Fountaingrove Parkway and Stagecoach Road  
Parking is available at 2097 Stagecoach Road 

Agenda:  
Welcome by Santa Rosa Division Chief Fire Marshal Paul Lowenthal 
Groundbreaking Ceremony Speakers 

  • Santa Rosa Fire Chief Scott Westrope  
  • Santa Rosa Mayor Natalie Rogers  
  • Congressman Mike Thompson  
  • FEMA Regional Administrator Robert Fenton  
  • Sonoma County Supervisor Chris Coursey  
  • Assemblymember Jim Wood  
  • Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development Marion McFadden  

Design-Build Construction 
The new permanent Fire Station 5, situated on a 2.11-acre site, will consist of an approximately 8,690 square-foot, one story Essential Services and Wildland Urban Interface compliant fire station building with a rooftop photovoltaic solar system, providing six dorm rooms allowing for upstaffing during weather events and three apparatus bays. The apparatus bays can be converted into a forward command post during an emergency. The approximately 10,295 square-foot operations yard will provide apparatus circulation, emergency generator and fuel storage to sustain the fire station during extended power outages.

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