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DATE/TIME: Dedication ceremony will be Thursday, May 17 at 10:30 a.m., and Station No. 14will be open to the public for tours throughout the day, until 4 p.m.
LOCATION: 3800 W. California Ave.
SALT LAKE CITY – On May 17, Salt Lake City Fire Department will dedicate a new station, Station No. 14, making it the second fire station in the country to be built as a Net Zero energy building. It is also expected to beET-ZERO, LEED-certified, as LEED Gold building. Because of the building’s exceptional sustainability features, the structure will generate as much energy on-site as it uses annually.
This project is one example of has been a big part of Salt Lake City’s commitment to sustainability, as well as the 100 percent renewable -energy goal described in its Climate Positive SLC plan. The thoughtful design features , which is anticipated will create result in long-term environmental and economic benefits for our city and the surrounding areas. Station 14 is the second Net Zero fire station in the country while Station 3, which is still under construction in Sugar House, will be the third.
Station No. 14 features triple-pane glazing and a high-performance envelope. The facility also generates its own power from a 110-kilowatt solar array comprised of more than 300 panels. , onsite-energy generation, and the rooftop includes a photovoltaic array of more than 300 panels totaling 110 kW.
“This fire station is a tangible example of how a sustainable city designs and builds infrastructure,” said Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski. “Station 14 represents what is possible todayy, with existing cost-effective technologies.”
The building, designed by Blalock and Partners (headquartered in Salt Lake City) is a two-story, 17,100 sq. ft. building, with a four-bay garage totaling 5,770 square feet.
Living quarters have 10 single-bunk rooms and two officer suites, and spaces for fire operations such as an administrative station office, kitchen, maintenance and training rooms.
“This station has been an exciting undertaking,” Deputy Chief Robert McMicken said. “It’s state-of-the-art energy capabilities, ample apparatus storage, and modern design is a beautiful, spacious replacement of the oldest station in Salt Lake City.
He added, “We absolutely needed this as we anticipate rapid economic development and growing needs of this industrial part of the City.”
“This was an aggressive project, not without its share of ups and downs,” Fire Chief Karl Lieb said, “But when you complete and put into service something of this magnitude, you can’t help but be tremendously proud and overwhelmed with excitement. It’s a big day for the department, for the City, and for the businesses and constituents who will be served by this new station.”
Station No. 14 houses one company, with three platoons.
Construction on Station No. 14, which is now located at 3800 W. California Ave., (1280 S.), took about two years. The current Station No. 14 located at 1600 S. Industrial Road, will officially close on May 17, upon the new Station No. 14’s dedication. The old station is set to be remodeled and converted into office space to support the already-existing Training Tower, training offices, and an under-construction logistics building on the Industrial Road site.
We’re excited to announce the completion of a unique fire station in Salt Lake City.
On May 17, 2018, Salt Lake City’s Fire Station No. 14 will be dedicated as the second fire station in the nation to be built as a Net Zero energy building. It is also expected to be certified as LEED Gold.
Salt Lake City Fire Department has been gaining local and national recognition for many of its unique achievements. Earlier this year, the department was awarded a Class 1 rating, the highest safety- and risk-evaluation rating possible by the Insurance Services office (IS0). The rating is a meaningful designation as it makes Salt Lake City Fire Department one of only 270 departments nationwide to earn such a rating (among the top 1% in the nation).
About Salt Lake City Fire Department: The Salt Lake City Fire Department services about 94 square miles utilizing 14 full-time fire stations at strategic locations throughout the city. The department employs 327 sworn firefighters who provide all the first-response, emergency services in the Capital City and who provide mutual aid to other fire departments along the Wasatch Front. ###