The Powell Street Fire Station (Fire Station 34) is scheduled to be temporarily closed for major building repairs between January 13 through late June/early July. The firefighters housed in Fire Station 34 will temporarily relocate and conduct its operations out of the Hollis Street Fire Station (Fire Station 35) located at 6303 Hollis Street. The Alameda County Fire Department (the City’s contracted fire services provider) anticipates that response times during the construction period will be maintained at a five minute maximum response time throughout Emeryville during the relocation. Dispatch services (emergency calls) will not be affected and will still be routed through 9-1-1.
The Fire Station Improvement Project is designed to address a chronic roof leak issue which caused some damage to the interior of the building. The station was built in 1989 and the roof has surpassed its useful life expectancy of 20-25 years Additionally, the fire station will be updated with energy efficient upgrades such as solar panels installed on the roof as well as energy efficient appliances and replacement of the existing heating and ventilation system. The building and its major subsystems should be sufficiently updated to be generally serviceable for at least another twenty years as a result of this project.
For more information about this project, contact the City’s Public Works Department or by calling(510) 596-4330