Tower Clock for California City of Emeryville Fire Station Adds Finishing Touch to Improvements
In addition to improvements including a new exercise room, expanded ergonomic kitchen, energy-saving roof replacement and rooftop solar panels, and ADA code upgrades, the firehouse received a brand-new custom-made exterior tower clock. The clock hands light up at night providing a welcoming beacon for the firemen. The clock face finish is the same green as the trim and doors on the firehouse.
The firehouse doors of Captain Michael Blair and Bay Watch Engine 34 opened to the public on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon in November, 2015, along the shoreline in Emeryville for the Firehouse Tour, with the firemen themselves leading tours.
It is one of only three fire stations remaining in the County with a functioning brass fire-pole .
More than a hundred residents, neighbors & children attended the Saturday Alameda County Fire Station 34 Open House and BBQ. The event was held on a sunny Saturday in November, 2016, to celebrate the completion of the $1.35 million renovation and rehabilitation project that was part of The City of Emeryville’s 5-year Capital Improvement Program [PDF]. The Station had been closed since earlier this year due to a chronic roof leak issue that caused damage to the interior of the building. Construction was performed by Pacific-Mountain Contractors of Concord.
Because of its Bayfront location, Engine 34 also employs a Bay Watch and water rescue service conducting maritime emergencies of windsurfers, kiteboarders and sailors in peril. According to a spokesperson, the Firehouse is amongst the most sought-after assignments in Alameda County. The acting Captain of Station 34 is Michael Blair.
The Emeryville Fire Department was consolidated with Alameda County Fire in 2012 at the recommendation of a task force to improve services and cut costs with the blessing of the Firefighters Union.
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