Groundbreaking ceremony set for new 23rd Street fire station

Groundbreaking ceremony set for new 23rd Street fire station
A rendering of Fire Station 70 set to locate at 1800 23rd St. in San Pablo. (Photo credit: City of San Pablo)

The community is invited to a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Fire Station 70 at 1800 23rd St. in San Pablo.

The ceremony, set for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, will be hosted by the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and the City of San Pablo. 

Construction on the new two-story fire station is estimated to take about 17 months to complete.

In the works since 2015, the new fire station replace the existing facility at 13928 San Pablo Ave., which is comprised of modular buildings installed in 1992 after the permanent station was damaged by the Loma Prieta earthquake.

The new fire station is set to be built at 1800 23rd St. in San Pablo. (photo by Mike Kinney)

The new fire station will feature three apparatus bays, a kitchen, dorm rooms, offices, restrooms, and rooms for training, exercise, decontamination, storage, day and dining rooms, elevator, emergency generator and fuel tank. A photovoltaic roof system will help the fire station meet LEED Silver equivalency per the county’s standard for public buildings.

“The new station will house two full three-person crews for potential expansion of services in the future and will comply with seismic standards as well as being able to meet ADA requirements,” according to district documents. “The station will provide fire protection for the community over the next 50 years and allow for the facility to provide personnel with the components, systems, and features found in modern fire stations.”