The project is a new 19,667-square-foot Division and Battalion Headquarters Fire Station that consists of a three-bay apparatus room, a main office, a training room, a day room, a kitchen, an exercise room, a Battalion Chief's office with dormitory, Assistant Fire Chief's office with dormitory, and dormitory quarters for ten shift personnel. It is located on a 1.96-acre site adjacent to the 14 freeway. The project also incorporates all the necessary sustainable design features that allow the County to apply for a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification.
Benefits to Environmental Resources
- Parking space for low emitting and fuel efficient vehicles.
- Project has 1.1/1.6 gallons per flush dual flush Water Closets, 0.5 gallons per minute (GPM) lavatories and low flow shower heads 1.5 GPM.
- The landscaping is drought tolerant.
Energy and Atmosphere:
- All heating, ventilation, and air condition systems in the fire station use HFC 410A refrigerant, which has zero ozone depletion potential.
Materials and Resources:
- 75 percent of all construction waste was diverted from a landfill.
Contribution to wellbeing of DPW and the County
Fire Station 150 provides needed Fire Department services to the Santa Clarita community. The fire station supports the County goals of improving operational effectiveness, Children and Families' Well Being, and Community and Municipal Services that will benefit the Santa Clarita Valley community by improving the Fire District's ability to respond to local emergencies.
Contribution to Economic Health
The project consists of an investment in public infrastructure. The project will use energy and potable water efficient fixtures and equipment. This will result in cost savings for the County, since there will be a reduction in energy and potable water consumption.