Fire Station 4: Serving the Community

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

Changes are coming to Fire Station 4, at 4201 West 84th Street. This fire station has been serving the community for over 50 years and has reached the end of its useful life. The station lacks adequate space for equipment and doesn’t meet the health and safety needs of the firefighters.

What are some of the updates?

The new fire station will be a two-story structure with a partial basement totaling approximately 25,578 square feet. The current Station 4 is 4,429 square feet. The new building will include three bays, office space, a training room, living accommodations and firefighter’s health and safety resources.

When will the work begin?

This works begins with the design and construction documents being crafted through the summer with construction bids expected in the winter of 2021. Construction will begin in the spring of 2022 with the demolition of the current building. City staff is currently working on establishing a temporary facility to house Fire Department staff and equipment during the construction which is anticipated to be completed in the spring of 2023.

How will the public be involved?

Public engagement will be conducted throughout the construction process of this important public safety facility. Information will be available through the City's communication channels, such as City website, and social media, in addition to this digital platform.

Changes are coming to Fire Station 4, at 4201 West 84th Street. This fire station has been serving the community for over 50 years and has reached the end of its useful life. The station lacks adequate space for equipment and doesn’t meet the health and safety needs of the firefighters.

What are some of the updates?

The new fire station will be a two-story structure with a partial basement totaling approximately 25,578 square feet. The current Station 4 is 4,429 square feet. The new building will include three bays, office space, a training room, living accommodations and firefighter’s health and safety resources.

When will the work begin?

This works begins with the design and construction documents being crafted through the summer with construction bids expected in the winter of 2021. Construction will begin in the spring of 2022 with the demolition of the current building. City staff is currently working on establishing a temporary facility to house Fire Department staff and equipment during the construction which is anticipated to be completed in the spring of 2023.

How will the public be involved?

Public engagement will be conducted throughout the construction process of this important public safety facility. Information will be available through the City's communication channels, such as City website, and social media, in addition to this digital platform.

Bloomington firefighters at your service.



Austin Yantes has been a Bloomington firefighter for aproximately three years. He serves out of Station 4. 


 



Q: What do you do for fun when you aren’t working or volunteering? 

A: I love the outdoors. I spend a lot of time at Hyland Hills and the Minnesota River bottoms. I go rock climbing and backpacking. I went with my dad to Gannett’s Peak in Wyoming recently and that was a great trip. I also really like to cook. 

Q: What made you want to become a firefighter? 

A: When I was younger, a firefighter came into a restaurant I was working in. He loved his job and once I expressed interest he really helped me see how I could get involved. 

Q: What would you say to someone considering becoming a firefighter? 

A: It’s the best decision I’ve ever made. It set me on a path that I plan to continue on. Come in and check out the station during an open house and meet some firefighters to see what it’s all about.



Thank you for sharing your story with us.

You need to be signed in to share your story.

  • There are no stories to display. Why don't you share one?
Page last updated: 17 September 2021, 13:37