Renovated Fire Station 8 Reopens as Fire Station 10 Closes and Relocates for Replacement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Drew Miller | Battalion Chief | Public Information Officer Lenka Wright | Director of Communications
Santa Clara Fire Department City of Santa Clara
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara Fire Station 8, located at 2400 Agnew Road, reopened on Monday, February 24, 2020 after being closed for nine months for renovations. Soon after, Fire Station 10, currently located at 5111 Stars & Stripes Drive, will close by March 1, 2020 while preparations begin for replacing and relocating the station.
All this activity is due to the 240-acre Related Santa Clara development that’s scheduled to break ground by Levi’s Stadium® and the Santa Clara Convention Center in north Santa Clara this spring. Once the development’s built out, Santa Clara will have state of the art fire stations in prime locations to provide excellent service to this growing portion of the city.
Related Companies recently completed a major renovation and expansion of Fire Station 8 in preparation for Phase One of construction. The fire station now has long-term improvements including a new dormitory wing, all-gender bathrooms, fitness room, workshop and turnout storage room. Related Companies funded the roughly $2.2 million renovation at no cost to taxpayers.
The developer is also funding approximately $15 million for the construction and relocation of a new Fire Station 10. This fire station currently houses Engine 90 with three crew members. During the fire station’s closure, Engine 90 will respond from Fire Station 8 until the new relocated fire station is built during Phase Two of the Related Santa Clara development. A schedule for construction has not been set yet.
Fire Department staff completed a response time analysis and concluded that they will be able to maintain their response time goals of less than six minutes for apparatus and less than eight minutes for paramedics to arrive on scene for all residential and commercial uses in the northside of Santa Clara. As with all fire-related emergencies, the resources of the Santa Clara Fire Department are dispatched to incident locations utilizing GPS and the closest available unit for the incident type.
For more information about the fire station relocation, visit the Santa Clara Fire Department online.