Proposed Station #2 Building

Advantages of Proposed New Station
  • Layout allows for optimal response times
  • Can house four firefighter/EMTs and Battalion Chief
  • More central location for Battalion Chief on duty
  • Can house up-to-date equipment
Proposed Floorplan

Funding the New Building

The new station will be constructed with existing funds, which were approved through the SAFE-T Plan. With interest rates being historically low, CCFR is looking at the possibility of financing this project over several years to reduce the impact on the District’s annual budget. The final cost of the project will be determined after the construction bidding process is completed in mid-2012.

anticipated Timeline

Through February 1, 2012
Gather Community Feedback

Late Spring 2012
Finalize Building Plans

Early Summer 2012

Spring 2013
Station #2 Complete


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Improved Station #2 Location

The new Station #2 will be located at 109 McMenamy Road.

Advantages of New Location
  • Allows for faster emergency response to more residents
  • Allows for an increased coverage area
  • Moves the station closer to where more emergency calls originate
  • Removes the need to cross Highway 70 to respond to the majority of calls
  • Allows for the Battalion Chief to be in a more central location
Improved Response Times

2011 Emergency Incidents • 4 Minute or Less Response Time Service Area

  • 4 minute or less response time from Main St. (Current Location) • 1,350 calls
  • 4 minute or less response time from McMenamy Rd. (New Location) • 1,990 calls
  • 640 incidents would have had faster responses from the new location

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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


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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


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




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




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



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



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.