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Fire district to break ground on new station

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Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 6:00 am

On Feb. 10, the Mountain Vista Fire District will host a groundbreaking ceremony for its new fire station and administrative facility. The public is invited to attend the event, which will begin at 10 a.m. at the facility site, 1175 W. Magee Road.

Work on the new facility, the fire district’s second fire station, should begin immediately. It is expected to be completed by November.

Mountain Vista Fire District Chairman, Peter Archuleta, will share a few briefs remarks with those attending the ceremony. The ceremonial groundbreaking followed by refreshments will take place afterward.

The new station was designed by WSM Architects and will be constructed by Lloyd Construction, the same team responsible for MVFD’s first fire station on Shannon Road.

Located on 3.5 acres, the facility was designed as a campus-type setting with covered walkways connecting three separate buildings. It will house the MVFD headquarters and combination training-board room.

The facility is comprised of a 14,336-square-foot fire station that has three double-deep apparatus bays and two smaller apparatus bays for ambulance and chief officer vehicles. The station will support a staff of 12 firefighters and one chief officer.

The administration building is 3,880 square feet with offices for administration and support staff and a conference room. The training-board room is a 1,719-square-foot building designed to serve as a firefighter training facility; it is equipped to serve as a District Board and community meeting room with separated storage and audio-visual package.

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