Eastvale Fire Station 31 Recognized in Firehouse Magazine

Staff Reports

Eastvale – In the November 2017 edition of Firehouse Magazine, Eastvale Fire Station No. 31 received a notable recognition in the Career Category 2 Fire Design section designated for stations built less than 15,000 square feet in size.

The 4th annual 2017 Station Design Awards showcased 43 fire and emergency services facilities in North America designed and constructed to meet the needs and responsibilities of its personnel and the community that it serves.

Fire Station No. 31 is a 6,004-sq.-ft. facility built by the City of Eastvale for the Riverside County Fire Department (RCFD). The corner site in the southern part of the city was built in a predominantly residential area. The station is designed to accommodate five firefighters in an individual dormitory setting. The station a two-bay and single-deep apparatus bay, administrative offices, a kitchen with a dining area, an onsite gym as well as a plethora of support spaces required for a facility of this type. Some of the other state of the art features include visitor parking covered firefighter parking, a separate storage building as well as an above-ground fuel station. The design of the station was heavily influenced by the how narrow the available space of the construction site. The apparatus bays are located as far from the corner as possible. The balance of the station follows the side street frontage, allowing for the drive-through requirements of the RCFD. The station was design was well thought out with the sole intention of the architectural style of the area. Sloped roof forms are used in conjunction with parapet areas designed to screen mechanical equipment. The station is scheduled to receive a LEED Silver rating based on the sustainable goals of the City of Eastvale.

Chandler Fire Station 31 is located at 14991 Chandler Street in Eastvale, CA and opened February 22, 2017.

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