The Vail Town Council joined in celebrating the re-dedication of the East Vail fire station during its Feb. 21 meeting. Accompanied by the architect team, contractor, neighbors, firefighters and other well-wishes, Council members joined Fire Chief Mark Novak and Town Manager Stan Zemler in a traditional hose uncoupling ceremony followed by a tour of the facility.
Station 1 was originally constructed in 1981. The re-dedication followed a nine-month renovation of the station which modernized the facility and incorporated the following upgrades:
- The addition of one employee housing unit.
- The addition of 1,700 square feet of new space. The additional space provides much needed storage as well as enlarged bays to better accommodate the fire apparatus.
- The use of Wildland Urban Interface compliant ignition resistant materials on the exterior of the building.
- Landscaping which incorporates wildland urban interface best practices.
- Installation of a storm water treatment system
- Replacement of all electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems
The station was staffed throughout the construction so as to maintain response standards to the citizens of East Vail. Chief Novak says the new configuration of the station also allows the firefighters of Vail Fire and Emergency Services to maintain a high level of service to the community.
The renovation of the East Vail Fire Station completes a multi-year facilities plan to improve Vail’s fire stations. This latest upgrade follows construction of the West Vail fire station in 2011 and a renovation of the Main Vail fire station in 2013.
The project was designed by Pierce Architects and construction was completed by M.W. Golden Constructors. A public open house will be held in the spring.
Contact: Chief Mark Novak
Vail Fire & Emergency Services