Menlo Park Fire Protection District Proposes to Replace
Alameda De Las Pulgas Fire Station 4 with
a New, Expanded Fire Station
The Menlo Park Fire Protection District is recommending to the County of San Mateo Planning Commission the replacement of the current 70-year old fire station at 3322 Alameda De Las Pulgas with a new facility to accommodate increased staffing and service needs for areas in both Menlo Park and Atherton.
This project would demolish the existing Fire Station 4 and a single-family residence, and merge the existing lot with an adjacent property on Valparaiso to make room for a new fire station. Operation of the fire station would continue throughout construction. The Firefighters will temporarilly operate out of the District owned residential home on Valparaiso and an apparatus structure would be temporarily erected during the construction of the new fire station.
The new fire station would have:
County of San Mateo: Fire Station 4
Station 4 of the Menlo Park Fire District serves the West Menlo Park and West Atherton areas of the Fire District. This area is the hilliest part of the Fire District, and some of the largest homes are built in this area. Firefighters have to always be thinking on their feet to achieve the District's high standard of service.
Station 4 was built in 1949 by the Howard J. White Construction Company. The Architecture firm used was Kingsford Jones and William Simrell Jr. During the District's Seismic Upgrade Project, Station 4 was brought up to current earthquake standards. The Architecture firm used for the project was CJW Architecture. The Contractors, Beals Martin and Associates, completed the project in 1996.
Housed at Station 4 today is one of the District's newest Pierce Engine. It was purchased in 2002, and is a combination pumper (carries hose, ladders, water and a pump). Manning the Engine is one Captain and two firefighters. One of the personnel will be a licensed paramedic which provides the citizens of Station 4's response area with advanced life support.
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