Pasadena Fire Station 31 will temporarily relocate while building undergoes seismic retrofit

PASADENA, Calif.—Fire Station 31, currently located at 135 S. Fair Oaks Ave., will begin earthquake-resistant renovations and tenant improvements next week. During construction, the station’s 10-member team will be temporarily housed at 95 Alessandro Pl., just south of Huntington Hospital. The fire engine, fire truck and rescue ambulance will remain in service at the temporary location. There will be no interruption of service to the community. Construction work is expected to take six to eight months.

Fire Station 31 was built in 1960 and requires structural modifications in accordance with building code revisions and updates enacted since the original construction. As the busiest of Pasadena’s eight fire stations, it also needs tenant improvements to maintain basic operational standards for the firefighters who live there during their shifts. The fire station houses firefighters 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round; therefore, the wear and tear on the installation exceeds that of a typical household.

Scope of work includes replacement of roof, ceiling tiles, lighting, furniture and appliances; removal of office partitions; floor upgrades; new paint; new HVAC equipment; and minor electrical upgrades.

The various historic Pasadena Fire Department memorabilia, including the “Old Rig”, will be kept safe in a secure storage facility.

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