A 1940s-era station will be closed as a new $10 million station will replace the aging station, reports East Bay Times.
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District broke ground to mark the start of construction. Video of the ground breaking is available via the fire department’s Facebook.
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors approved the $9.6 million facility and awarded the contract to Richmond’s Overaa & Co. in January while the design was approved in the fall.
The new 10,800 square-foot facility will feature decontamination showers, modern systems for extraction of diesel exhaust particulates, a kitchen, seven firefighter dormitories, three restrooms, offices, training and exercise facilities, sauna, dining room and seven firefighter dormitories.
The station will feature three emergency bays, an emergency power generator, an onsite fuel tank and solar roofing.