The City of Alameda is pleased to announce the ground breaking ceremony of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Fire Station 3 on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 1:00 p.m at the project site near the corner of Buena Vista Avenue and Grand Street. The City worked extensively with the community to solicit input and on May 19, 2015, the City Council approved funding for construction of a modern Fire Station and EOC.
The Emergency Operations Center is a two-story, 3,500 square foot facility that provides a central command and communications facility to serve the community in the event of a disaster. The design includes offices, breakout rooms, restrooms, showers, and informational screens to provide timely information to emergency responders. It has an open, flexible floor plan with room for 50 individuals staffed from all city departments during a major emergency event. These staff will deal with logistics, fire and police response, care and shelter, public information communication, debris removal and provision of basic supplies to the community.
The new 9,000 square foot Fire Station 3 will replace the existing rented building and accommodate firefighting operation activities, firefighter living quarters, apparatus bays, a conference room, and a lobby with public restrooms. The facility is designed for one engine company, storage for one truck company, and an ambulance in reserve status.
“This is a critical step towards ensuring a resilient Alameda during and after an emergency,” stated Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer. “As an island, we have unique needs that must be addressed in order to respond for our residents.”
For more information on the project please contact Flavio Barrantes at (510) 747-7900.