Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Clackamas Fire Breaks Ground on its Newest Building, Fleet and Logistics Center (Photo)


News Release from Clackamas Fire Dist. #1
Posted on FlashAlert: June 28th, 2017 11:11 AM
Downloadable file: Fleet and Logistics Center Design
Clackamas Fire District #1 will hold a breaking ground ceremony for its newest building, the Fleet and Logistics Center on July 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Clackamas Fire began a contract for service in their fleet division in 2011. The Fire District purchased property just north of the Training Center, 16170 SE 130th Avenue, Clackamas, 97015. The building was formerly used by a landscape firm. The Fire District made a few modifications to the current building to make it useful for the Fleet Division. During this time, the Fire District moved its Logistics Division into the building as well.

Through the passage of the Fire District's general obligation bond by voters in 2015 for $29 million, it was decided to construct and equip a new Fleet and Logistics center. Why a new building? The current building is unable to hold all of the items that Logistics needs to carry. At the present time, Logistics is storing their supplies in seven different locations on the property or other Fire District owned property to the south. On the Fleet side, some of the apparatus do not fit inside the bays. With only three bays, there are times the mechanics are working outside to get various apparatus back in-service. This becomes a real concern during harsh weather in the summer and during the rainy season. As the Fire District has moved forward with the building project, there has been an increase in other agencies requesting fleet services. Currently, the Fire District provides fleet services for Canby Fire District #62, Gladstone Fire Department, Lake Oswego Fire Department, as well as the Fire District's own fleet. The design of the building will provide room to fit apparatus completely indoors for inspection, maintenance, and service work.

The Fire District began the process for designing a new Fleet and Logistics Center through a request for proposal for architectural services, which resulted in the hiring of Rice Fergus Miller, Inc. Upon their hire, Rice Fergus Miller, Inc. worked on a permit set of plans and produced a request for proposal to hire a contractor for this project, which resulted in the hiring of Emerick Construction.

The Fire District will transition from a 7,000 square foot building to a new 20,000 square foot building that will house both Fleet and Logistics. This new building doubles the amount of available bay space to work on apparatus from the current building. It also provides an updated parts storage area and fabrication shop, both of which are lacking in the current building.

As for Logistics, the storage space will be slightly more than the current seven locations that items are being housed in. Logistics will become more efficient in their storage needs and the larger space will provide the Fire District the ability to meet the future needs of staff.

After the breaking ground ceremony, it will take approximately 300 days to have a completed Fleet and Logistics Center.
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