What's Ahead in 2013 for Roseville: Update on New Fire Station

The new station will feature geothermal heating. LED lighting and improved facilities for firefighters. Structural walls about 85 percent, fire chief says.

Construction of Roseville's new $9.2 million fire station is continuing to move forward with the project on target for a grand opening this coming October.

"While December saw the return of snow and colder weather construction crews managed to work through the winter conditions continuing the progress on the building," city Fire Chief Tim O'Neill told Roseville Patch today (Friday). "The structural walls are about 85 percent complete, the geothermal loop from the skating center the station is complete, crews have about 50 percent of the roof decking complete, and we have began interior walls on the lower level of the building.

"We are anticipating a move in period of September 2013 and hope to be fully operational in the first part of October," O'Neill said.

The new fire station, which city officials ground broke for this past fall, will be 32,000 to 36,000 square feet in size. Some of its features will include geothermal ground-source heating, natural lighting, LED lighting, high R-value walls and windows and a white membrane roof that reflects solar light and heat to minimize the heat island effect.

The new building will be constructed on the site of the old station, which dates to 1958 and was shuttered in October 2011 after it was claimed by mold.

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