STATION 3 REBUILD
Existing Arvada fire station 3 is located at 7300 Kipling Street. The District is proposing to demolish the existing fire station and build a new fire station on-site to meet the current and future needs of the District.
In order to maintain the District’s current service level and meet future service needs station 3 will need to undergo a complete rebuild that will involve expanding the building footprint. Retaining station 3 in its current location is important to maintaining the current service level not only for the area immediately surrounding station 3 but also for the central core of the District’s service area.
Expansion of the building will allow the District the capability and capacity to meet future needs to meet increased demands on incident response, particularly Emergency Medical calls. This objective will be accomplished by having an increased apparatus bay size and additional bunk rooms.
The need to update and modernize the building will also be addressed with the rebuild. Currently the age of the building and associated utilities is resulting in increased costs to maintain. Moreover, the small size of the station is a limiting factor to meeting the anticipated future needs for emergency response. Additionally, the rebuild and expansion will support improved health and safety for our firefighters and paramedics by allowing space to provide areas to separate turn-out gear storage from the apparatus bay, provide decontamination rooms, and an improved fitness area.
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The land for the station was purchased in 1956, and the current building was constructed in 1962. The building is a single-story brick structure which has had two additions since original construction. The latest remodel occurred in 2009 when the kitchen and bathrooms were updated. Station 3 includes 4 bedrooms, an office, fitness area, kitchen, and day room. Station 3 current houses Engine 53 and a brush truck to respond to open area/wildland fire calls within the District and a staff of three firefighters and an officer.