Fire Station No 3

PROJECT OVERVIEW

New Fire Station on Burlington's northwest side with accommodations for an ambulance, fire engine, and a fire training facility. The project is pending a $7,000,000 public referendum on November 7, 2023.

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COMMUNITY MEETING DATES 

All meetings are open house format; feel free to attend at any time. Representatives from the Fire Department, the City of Burlington, OPN Architects, and DCI Group will be available for questions and to discuss the referendum. All meetings will be held at Central Fire Station, 418 Valley Street.

September 26, 2023, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

October 10, 2023, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

October 24, 2023, 5:00 pm -7:00 pm 

A formal presentation will be provided at each of the open house events and will start at 5:30 pm. 

Members of the Fire Department will also be available during Coffee with a Firefighter at Dunn Brother's Coffee on October 21, 2023, from 9:00 to noon. 


PROJECT PURPOSE AND GOALS

Fire Station  3, with its included fire training facility, will enable the Burlington Fire Department to pursue its vision of being a premier emergency response agency. Fire Station 3 has been identified as the Fire Department's top priority and was noted as key to accomplishing multiple goals in the Fire Department’s 2020 Strategic Plan. The overall goal of Station 3 is to improve fire and EMS service delivery by:

  1. Decreasing response times in the underserved areas of Burlington, specifically the northwest side.
  2. Providing a fire training facility for initial and ongoing firefighter training.

Since October 2018, the Burlington Fire Department has operated an ambulance-only, “temporary” Station 3 at 3400 Mt. Pleasant Street. While this station has provided some level of support for goal number 1, decreasing response times, it does not address goal number 2.

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When placing stations, the goal is to strategically locate fixed facilities (fire stations) to ensure the department can meet the established travel time benchmark (4 minutes or less, 90% of the time). This map (4-minute current coverage) illustrates the current coverage capabilities from Station 1 and Station 2.  

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To understand where service gaps exist, this map illustrates the call volume of emergency incidents that occurred over a five-year period and are outside of the 4-minute response times from Station 1 and Station 2. 

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PROPOSED STATION NO 3 LOCATION - 2100 N. Roosevelt AVE.

This illustration depicts the proposed Station NO 3's 4-minute response coverage. The new station will serve a population of 6235 residents with an assessed property valuation of $6.4 million. 

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DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

  • Cost
  • Apparatus Bays
  • Health and Wellness 
  • Efficiency and Flow of Occupied Spaces
  • Private Sleeping Quarters
  • Training Room/Facilities 
  • Law Enforcement Reporting Area  

PROPOSED STATION NO 3 DESIGN

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