Future North Shore Fire Station to Improve Conditions for Firefighters and Fire Response
Wed, 30/11/2022 - 04:00
NORTH SHORE – Supervisor V. Manuel Perez, the Riverside County Facilities Management Department and the Riverside County Fire Department invite the community to the groundbreaking ceremony for the new North Shore Fire Station 41. The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 1 at the future site of the fire station in the community of North Shore, 99-054 Sea View Dr.
This new and long awaited North Shore Fire Station 41 will replace the community’s existing fire station, which has served the community since 1964. The modern and energy-efficient facility will be a significant upgrade in improving conditions for the fire personnel stationed in North Shore, as well as in fire response.
“This is the first major investment in county fire station facilities in a decade,” said Supervisor Perez. “A new state-of-the-art fire station has been a long time coming in North Shore for our firefighters and community, replacing an aging, outgrown and dilapidated facility. This is important infrastructure for the community of North Shore that will provide a great resource to serve the community for years to come.”
The construction contract was awarded to Riverside-based Tilden-Coil Constructors and Holt Architecture of Palm Desert. The estimated $11.1 million project is led by the Riverside County Facilities Management Department.
“Facilities Management is honored to be a part of bringing a modern Fire Station to the North Shore community,” said Riverside County Facilities Management Director Rose Salgado. “This is one of hopefully many more meaningful and rewarding projects that we are proud to be a part of that will provide fire responders a much needed safe and productive work environment.”
The future fire station will include living quarters, a large kitchen, individual bedrooms and additional restrooms to provide first responders more privacy and reduce the spread of illness. The fire station will also include state-of-the-art, environmentally efficient systems for cleaning the fire personnel personal protective equipment, or PPE.
A larger apparatus bay will also be a feature of the facility, which is a much-needed upgrade. The current station has only a metal awning cover, which limits security of fire personnel and limits protection of fire apparatus from harsh desert weather elements. A carport for station staff parking, gym and backup power generator are also added features for this long‑awaited facility.
Riverside County Fire Chief Bill Weiser states, “We are so proud of what this new facility means to the community of North Shore and our first responders. Our goal is and will always be to provide the highest level of care to the residents and visitors in the community of North Shore and throughout the county. Collectively, we are very excited for this facility and its features as they relate to protecting our communities and first responders alike.”
Funding is made possible by solar mitigation fees, development impact fees (DIF), county fire department annual budget funds and the Riverside County Public Safety Sales Tax Fund.
Emergency and non-emergency response will not be affected during construction. Construction is estimated to be completed in October 2023. Once construction is completed, a grand opening ceremony will take place for the community to attend and celebrate North Shore Fire Station 41.