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FIRE STATION on Oak Grove Avenue

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Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2014 17:16:56 -0400

Honorable Mayor Mueller and City Council Members:
 

I've read in the newspaper that the Fire District may have to close their
Downtown Fire Station #6 located on Oak Grove Avenue, corner of Hoover
Street, that in part, serves the DOWNTOWN AREA. That station is very, very old
and is falling apart before our eyes. It was built in 1953, not long after
the city was incorporated in 1927. The Downtown Fire Station needs to be
modernized to meet current codes and fire safety standards.
 

If the station closes, what will be left to primarily serve the downtown
area is Fire Station #1 on Middlefield Road and the Fire Station #4 on
Alameda de las Pulgus. Quite frankly, by the time these firefighters arrive, it
could be curtains for many. Old wood structures commonly found in the
downtown area, without fire sprinkler systems, could burn very quickly - and
take neighboring properties with them.
 

I'm not sure what the solution is. However, as leaders in our community,
many are looking to you for an answer. There is much at stake. Please spend
time reviewing the options and using your best judgment to find ways to
safeguard our community.
 

For more information on this important matter, please refer to the Fire
District Staff Report, dated June 30, 2014 and consisting of 32 pages, shown
below.
 

http://www.menlofire.org/pdf/Fire%20Station%206%20-%20June%2030,%202014%20Re
port.pdf
 

For more information on the Oak Grove Avenue fire station, refer to the web
 page shown below.
 

http://www.menlofire.org/station6.html
 

This may be a complex issue, but nevertheless an important one that begs
for a solution. Thank you for doing all you can in this regard.
 
Received on Thu Aug 07 2014 - 14:13:19 PDT

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