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Pasadena In Focus
March-April 2012

Maintaining Critical Public Safety Infrastructure

Personnel at Pasadena’s seven fire stations responded to more than 15,000 calls for service in 2011. In the event of a major earthquake, they will be the first to respond. About a year ago, however, an independent analysis indicated that all but one of the stations is at risk of failure in the event of a major earthquake. Since then, the city has been working on a plan to address this issue, which has been made more challenging by the current economic conditions.

The city is in the process of retrofitting stations 32 and 39. Station 32 is undergoing temporary structural upgrades and station 39 will be fully
renovated while preserving its historic character. Work should be completed in late spring 2012 and fall 2013 respectively. To complete all the stations will cost over $50 million.

To learn more about Pasadena’s public-safety needs please visit www.cityofpasadena.net/fire and click on the Fire Station information links. Please take a few minutes to complete the community feedback survey located on the web page.

To arrange a presentation on this important topic for neighborhood associations/ community groups, please contact Lisa Derderian, Emergency Management Coordinator, at (626) 744-7276 or lderderian@cityofpasadena.net.