Two Riverside County (CA) Fire Stations Set for Upgrades

The new facilities will be state of the art and constructed for a 50-year lifespan.

The Riverside County (CA) Board of Supervisors has approved plans for two county fire station projects to replace aging and outgrown facilities in the Salton Sea community of North Shore and the eastern Riverside County community of Desert Center, reports ukenreport.com.

Each project will be constructed through a public-private partnership between Tilden‑Coil Constructors, Inc., the Riverside County Facilities Management Department, and the Riverside County Fire Department, according to the report. Construction is expected to start next summer, with both facilities expected to open in 2023.

The stations will continue operating while construction of the new facilities takes place on adjacent parcels, the report says. The new facilities will be state of the art and constructed for a 50-year lifespan.

About 44% of the project funding will come from the fire department budget, another 44% from development impact fees, and 12% from the county’s solar fund.

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