Pasadena Fire Station 31 to Temporarily Relocate While Building Undergoes Seismic Retrofit



Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755,

PASADENA, Calif.—Fire Station 31, currently located at 135 S. Fair Oaks Ave., will begin undergoing seismic retrofit construction and tenant improvements next week. During construction, the 10-member station crew will be temporarily housed at 95 Alessandro Pl., just south of Huntington Hospital. The fire engine, fire truck and rescue ambulance will remain in service at the temporary location. There will be no interruption of service to the community. Construction work is expected to take six to eight months to complete.

Fire Station 31 was constructed in 1960 and requires structural retrofit in accordance with building code revisions and updates adopted since the initial construction. As the most active of all eight Pasadena fire stations, it’s also in need of tenant improvements to maintain basic operational standards for the firefighters who live there during their shifts. The station houses firefighters 24/7, year-round; therefore, the wear and tear of the facility exceeds a typical household.

The scope of work includes replacing the roof, ceiling tiles, lighting, furniture and appliances; removal of office partition walls; floor upgrades; new paint; new HVAC equipment; and minor electrical improvements.

The various historical Pasadena Fire Department memorabilia, including the “Old Rig,” will be safely housed in a secure storage facility.

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