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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Rededication of Fire Station 39

From an email from Pasadena City Councilperson Steve Madison:

We hope that you will be able to join the Mayor, the Fire Chief and me at the rededication of  Fire Station 39.

The seismic retrofit of the building has been completed and  ADA compliance has been met  while respecting the historic preservation requirements.  

The station will be operational on December 16th.

We want to thank the Glensummer Road residents for their support in having the temporary station on their block.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 4, 2013 #103-13
Yesenia Alvarado, Pasadena Public Information Coordinator, Department of Public Works, (626) 744-7033, yalvarado@cityofpasadena.net
William H. Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, wboyer@cityofpasadena.net

PUBLIC INVITED TO Fire Station 39 REDedication Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013

PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to join Mayor Bill Bogaard, Councilmember Steve Madison, Fire Chief Calvin E. Wells and other Pasadena officials on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, to celebrate the rededication of Fire Station 39 following its $2.9 million seismic retrofit and renovation.

Light refreshments and tours of Fire Station 39 at 50 Avenue 64 will be available after the program, which begins promptly at 11:30 a.m.

Fire Station 39 is one of the oldest of the City Fire Department’s eight stations and was originally constructed in 1949.  The seismic retrofit and extensive interior remodel work was completed to comply with California earthquake and ADA (Disability Act) standards.

Improvement work retained the brick exterior of the two-story, 4,400-square-foot building to maintain the building’s historical significance.  Other work increased the building’s energy efficiency; installed new fire sprinklers and alarm systems; new interior living, office and kitchen spaces and a new emergency generator room.

The facility will be operational beginning Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 with Engine 39 and four firefighters.  The temporary station on Glen Summer Road with Rescue Ambulance 39 will be taken out of service.

The City worked with Pasadena Heritage, www.pasadenaheritage.org, to develop a sensible project that retains the building’s historic brick exterior using state historic preservation guidelines. 

Project funding came from the city’s Capital Improvement Project Fund.  The construction project was managed by Pasadena’s Department of Public Works and work was completed by local general contractor Mallcraft, Inc. 

For information about the dedication ceremony, contact Yesenia Alvarado at (626) 744-7033 or by email to yalvarado@cityofpasadena.net.

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