East Palo Alto fire station torn down

New, expanded facility to be completed by end of the year

Fire Station 2, Menlo Park Fire Protection District's busiest station, has been demolished in East Palo Alto and is expected to reopen as a 12,000-square-foot facility by the end of this year, Chief Harold Schapelhouman has announced.

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Posted by Follow-up question
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Feb 28, 2014 at 10:58 am

I'm curious how they are housing and delivering the busy emergency services in that area during the construction period.

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Posted by Safer I think
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 28, 2014 at 12:06 pm

I just feel good about the new safety for the people.

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Posted by wondering
a resident of Downtown North
on Feb 28, 2014 at 1:33 pm

When Will That Financially Irresponsible City Build A Police Department?

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Posted by Josh
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 28, 2014 at 10:20 pm

To wondering,

The fire station is in East PA, not Palo Alto.

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Posted by Mr Fischer
a resident of Menlo Park
on Mar 2, 2014 at 1:24 am

Hello, My nieghbors ,...At ","wondering ,.You just keep,.."wondering",.. Kudos to our local fire district,..this is a great upgrade to our fire district . This is a great city lots of improvement has gradually taken place ,..and our city Council is doing a great job ,..SLOWLY BUT SHOWLY,..Its getting done ,..If you do not live here save your negative A** , And just plain shut your trap its simple ,..I love E.P.A. Ca.,

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Posted by Steven Kennedy
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Mar 28, 2014 at 6:33 am

I'm just wondering if the new Station II, located in the most densely populated area of the fire district, will be inundated by rising sea levels caused by global warming or if it will survive to the end of its service life, around the year 2084.

With that in mind, wouldn't it be a good idea to place solar PV panels on the roof of the new fire station from the get go?
My rule of thumb is, organizations that delay going solar, whether purchased or leased, will never catch up financially, to the early adopters of the technology.

With the new station costing $6 million, would it hurt to spend another $35,000 for solar PV (or lease it for 20 years for little or no upfront cost through a fixed, net lease that never goes up?)

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