Station #2 Feedback

station-2In 2008 the community recommended that Station #2 be replaced.

Now, the time has come to make this a reality.

Before breaking ground we want to hear what you think about the plan and the proposed new station.

 

History of Station #2

Current Location: 111 Main St. • St. Peters
Built: 1974 • Modified: 1992
Maximum Firefighter Capacity: 3

1974

The current Station #2 was designed and built for an all-volunteer firefighter department.  At the time, the station could house two fire trucks, and hold department trainings in the meeting room. As the community continued to grow, it became necessary to begin the transition to a full time staffed department.  In 1980 the first three full time firefighters were hired for the District. Over the years more were added as demand increased.

1992

The station was modified to change the meeting room, and one-quarter of the engine bay to living space to accommodate three full-time firefighters.

2008

The community led SAFE-T (Securing A Future of Excellence – Together) Plan recommended that the District add a fourth firefighter/EMT to each engine company to meet national staffing standards. In light of this, the community also recommended that CCFR facilities be modified to accommodate the additional firefighters.

When the SAFE-T participants looked at the current Station #2 building it was determined that the best, most cost effective long-range option was to replace the current building, rather that modify the aging current structure. 

2009

The Board of Directors voted to place the SAFE-T Plan on the April 2009 ballot, and the community approved the proposal. Since the implementation of the Plan the Board and District leadership have strived to accomplish the goals set forth by the community.

2010

After further study, the District found that response times and the effectiveness of the station could be improved by moving it from the north to the south side side of Highway 70.  In 2010 CCFR was able to purchase property at 109 McMenamy Road in hope that a new facility could be built when financing was available.

 

Current Station #2 Challenges

Limited Space For Up-To-Date Equipment











 

 

 

Overcrowding Throughout












 

 

Aging Infrastructure & Facility















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Fall 2011 SAFE-T Update

For  years residents have been coming together to secure a strong future for Central County Fire & Rescue (CCFR) through the SAFE-T (Securing A Future of Excellence Together) program.  

Throughout 2008 dozens of community members came together to study the challenges and opportunities facing CCFR. Following a three-month course of study the community created a long-range plan to protect the community’s emergency services was presented to the Board.

The board voted to place the SAFE-T plan on the April ballot. The community approved the proposal and the implementation began.  

The final plan was broken into five areas: finance, facilities, staffing, equipment and communications.

As the community created plan continues to evolve, and funding becomes available, it is critically important that the District continue receiving community feedback on the future of emergency services in our area.

Below you will find an update on each area of the SAFE-T plan. We look forward to hearing your feedback on the status of the plan.

SAFE-T Timeline

September 2008 • First SAFE-T Meeting
January 2009 • SAFE-T Plan Presented to Board
April 2009 • SAFE-T Plan Approved By Voters
May 2009 • SAFE-T Plan Implementation Planning Begins
January 2010 • Funding for SAFE-T Plan Available

FINANCE

Recommendation Implemented Update
Ensure financial stability to maintain quality emergency services.

Resolved $600,000 deficit

Improved bond rating

Ability to maintain and improve equipment, facilities, training and staffing

Initiate a capital improvement fund to maintain facilities and equipment. Funds established
Phase in recommendations over a responsible length of time.

Recommended phasing in place

 

 

FACILITIES

Recommendation Implemented Update
Update facilities to meet the needs of emergency services today and in the future.

Repairs to current facilities complete

Station #1 roof and driveway repair and replacement

Replace Station #2 and #5 in the next ten years. Land purchased for future Station #2

Construction of Station #2 and #5 on hold due to decreased revenue

Modify existing facilities to meet moderate staffing levels.

Station #4 construction completed

 

 

STAFFING

Recommendation Implemented Update
Implement a moderate staffing level of four firefighters per truck within the next three to four years to meet NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) standards. Six additional firefighters added
All but one station has four firefighters per truck

Enhanced training implemented

Next round of hiring on hold due to decreased revenue

Recruit and retain quality staff by ensuring that CCFR firefighter salaries are comparable to other districts in the area. Working toward salaries that are comparable to area averages

 

EQUIPMENT

Recommendation Implemented Update
Implement regular equipment replacement cycle to work toward ISO recommendations.

Design committee creating plans for future trucks

Modified based on funding availability

Ensure firefighter equipment and technology is up-to-date to ensure safety of residents and firefighters.

Immediate needs met

Updated firefighter turnout gear

New computers to improve response times and equipment response

 

COMMUNICATIONS

Recommendation Implemented Update
Educate the community about the District’s services and standards.

Increased community outreach activities and programs

Increased e-mail and printed communications

Updated website and social media effort

Involve the community in future decision making. Ongoing SAFE-T involvement
Utilize a number of different avenues to involve the community in future planning efforts. Regular printed and e-mail newsletters sent

Updated website and social media effort

Open houses and community events held

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let us know what you think! Complete the online SAFE-T Feedback Form here.