11/09/14 48 W, 2 I - + 11 - 7 Wide Views of Station 29

Here are a pair of panoramic photos of Station 29, currently under construction at 12117 Leesville Road. The three-bay facility is scheduled to be completed in December. See earlier construction photos (and to which these will be added soon). Click once or twice to enlarge:

So Mike, based on the first year call volume of previously opened RFD firehouses, what would the estimated call volume for St 29? Not factoring in the area of the city or other influences.
Mr Wizard - 11/10/14 - 00:43

Mike, or other knowledgeable readers, what engine will be going into station 29? I guess it would have to be a currently used engine; make, model? That is going to be an awful lonely bay area with 3 large bays and one truck…
Parker Y. - 11/11/14 - 18:39

Those bays won’t be empty long. I’m sure initially a reserve engine and possibly a ladder will be placed at the station.
Rescue Ranger - 11/11/14 - 20:13

So the actual Engine 13 would stay at central? Only the staff would move to 29? And 29 will get essentially a reserve for their new station? I don’t see why they wouldn’t just bring engine 13 (2009 or 2010 pierce, not sure which) out to 29 and keep it there.
Parker Y. (Email) - 11/12/14 - 00:21

Parker, keep in mind that stations are built for thirty years so they will eventually need that bay space and more.

I also wouldn’t expect the E13 apparatus to stay there, but instead go back with the crew to St 1. Generally speaking, they rotate apparatus based on call volume and apparatus age, which is why most slower stations do not have a new apparatus. This helps to maximize the life of the apparatus.
Observer - 11/13/14 - 16:28

Mike, interesting. Looks like the biggest increases in call volume were during the second year of operation.
JC - 11/13/14 - 16:31

Note that those figures correspond to calendar years. The first number represents the first calendar year during which the station was an operation. It does not represent the first 12 months of operation. If a fire station start operating on April 1 or June 1 of, say, 1998, the call volume will be much greater in 1999.
Legeros - 11/13/14 - 16:42

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