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Pasadena Fire Station Set For Renovations and Repairs 

Published on Monday, October 26, 2020 | 4:22 am
Pasadena Fire Department Station 33, at 515 North Lake Avenue. (Photo courtesy City of Pasadena)

The City Council on Monday will consider awarding a $739,000 contract to Monet Construction for the renovation and repair of Fire Station No. 33.

The 9,160-square-foot, two-story, three-bay facility is staffed daily by six personnel, including a company officer, an engineer, two firefighters, and two firefighter-paramedics. It also contains a subterranean workout room.

Located at 515 N. Lake Ave., the 75-year-old station also contains an office for a training officer, and the parcel has a training tower, a self-contained breathing apparatus refilling station, a vehicle fueling station, and a classroom facility, which also serves as the Department Operations Center (DOC).

“The scope of work for this contract includes renovating and performing maintenance repairs to approximately 2,800 square feet of the building. Renovations will be done to the existing first-floor restroom and areas of the second floor including the kitchen, dining room, living room, locker room, and restrooms to provide necessary upgrades to the heavily used facilities and ensure that they are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant,” according to a staff report.

Construction will begin in January. Work is expected to be completed in April 2022.

The contract will result in an estimated eight new hires to its present workforce, but so far the contractor has not committed to hiring Pasadena residents for these positions.

A local hiring provision to notify labor unions of the goal to employ qualified Pasadena residents for 75 percent of the new labor work hours on the project was included in the project specifications.

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