The city is excited to share that we recently opened our newest and third fire station. On June 20 we began staffing the station with firefighters. On August 3 we held a ribbon cutting ceremony. Fire Station 3 is located on the west side of the city at 6020 Labath Ave. Opening of Fire Station 3 is a critical step towards achieving our long-term vision for improved public safety in Rohnert Park.
The new 4,300 square foot station is staffed 24/7 and includes living quarters for three firefighters and space three vehicles - a ladder truck, fire engine and quick response vehicle. The addition of a third fire station improves response times by geographically placing personnel and equipment throughout the city.
The commitment of the city council, the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and city staff served as driving forces on the project. LCA Architects, who were the masterminds behind the design and implementation of the project, have been instrumental in its success. The project simply would not have come to fruition without the financial support of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria.
As part of the city’s agreement with the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, the Tribe contributed $3.75 million towards the construction of the new fire station. In addition, they contributed $1.2 million to purchase a new ladder truck - a staple in the new station.
While we’re doing all we can to keep you and your property safe, you too can help increase the safety of your family and friends. Start today by inventorying your emergency supply bag, familiarizing with the evacuation zones (www.rpcity.org/EvacZones), and signing up to receive emergency alerts.
During an emergency, the city and/or county’s ability to reach you with traditional alert and warning tools may be limited. Law Enforcement and fire response vehicles are outfitted with Hi/Lo sirens, a different sound than traditional sirens. This European-style, 2-tone siren will only be used in an emergency to alert residents within specific areas of the need to evacuate. If you hear the Hi/Lo, it’s time to go!