17290 Skyline Blvd
|T.B. Penick & Sons, Inc.
|Sam Lin, Interim Director
Skylonda Fire Station No. 58 is a two-story, 13,675 square foot fire station that replaced the original facility built in 1930. The old station building was originally designed to accommodate the fire warden and warden’s family living on premises. The station includes two drive-thru apparatus bays and one back-in apparatus bay and provides sleeping quarters for 13 personnel, a 30-person training room, kitchen and dining room, offices, fitness room, turnout storage and shop area. A two-bay reserve apparatus building is also included. Site improvements for the new station include secured personnel parking, emergency generator, public parking area, and refueling station. The station design is now one unit as opposed to two, including a new access road from Skyline Boulevard. These two new features allow for quicker and more efficient response to emergencies.
The floorplan was designed to separate three distinctive zones: a dirty zone for contaminated equipment, decontamination zone with heavy-duty washers, and clean zone for the living spaces. Keeping these spaces separated from one another improves the overall health of the firefighters by keeping carcinogens as far removed from the personnel as possible, located opposite of the apparatus bay from the living quarters and office spaces.
The County contracts with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) for service through Skylonda Fire Station No. 58 for Kings Mountain, La Honda, Upper Woodside and Skyline Boulevard.
The building is certified LEED Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council.