The 9,000-square-foot station, located at 530 O’Hara Ave., features three drive-through apparatus bays, a state-of-the-art diesel exhaust removal system, living quarters for a three-member crew, a medical decontamination room, an exterior decontamination station for firefighters’ clothing, and a 1,500-square-foot training room that doubles as an emergency operations center.
The ceremony will include a presentation of colors by the United Professional Firefighters Local 1230 Honor Guard and speakers Fire Chief Hugh Henderson, Fire Board President Kevin Romick and Oakley Mayor Jim Frazier. Refreshments and a station tour will follow.
The project was funded through fees on new construction. It will replace the current Station 93, which has been in use for more than 50 years. Once the new station is occupied, the old station will be occupied by Homeless Animals Lifeline Organization (HALO) for 18 months for $100 per month. At Tuesday’s Oakley City Council meeting, it was announced that City Councilwoman Pat Anderson and Antioch resident Barbara Herendeen were donating a total of $1,200 to pay for HALO’s first year rent.