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East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Reopens the Knightsen Fire Station After Temporary Closure for Repairs

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:


Thursday, January 1, 2015


CONTACT: Hugh Henderson, Fire Chief East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (925) 240-2131


East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Reopens the Knightsen Fire Station After Temporary Closure for Repairs


Brentwood, January 1, 2015 —

 

The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District announced that the Knightsen Fire Station (Station 94) reopened this morning after the District completed required maintenance/remediation after mold and bacteria was found in the station.


On Friday, October 24, the District stated that it was temporarily closing the Knightsen Fire Station due to bacteria in the District’s well, which provides water to the station. The three crews from the Knightsen Fire Station were moved temporarily to the downtown Brentwood Fire Station (Station 54), which was previously closed due to budgetary restrictions. With the reopening of the Knightsen Fire Station, Station 54 is closed once again.


After finding the bacteria in the Knightsen Station's well, the District undertook additional testing at the fire station. The District learned on Friday, November 7 that there was a higher-than-acceptable level of mold in the air samples taken at the station. The District has completed remediation of the bacteria in the well and added a connection to the local water provider to guard against any future water system contamination. The District has worked with local contractors over the past several weeks to remediate mold in the heating and air-conditioning system, and made additional necessary repairs throughout the living quarters of the fire station.


The Knightsen Fire Station was built in the early 1960's and was not originally designed for continuous (24 hours per day, 7 days a week) operations. “We are excited to get the fire station back in service, and have taken all necessary steps to ensure that the station is safe for our firefighters,” stated Fire Chief Hugh Henderson. "With the station repaired and reopened, our firefighters can continue to provide the best service for our communities," Henderson added.


ABOUT THE EAST CONTRA COSTA FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT: The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District spans 249 square miles and our firefighter/EMTs serve more than 100,000 residents in the Cities of Brentwood and Oakley, the Town of Discovery Bay, the communities of Byron, Bethel Island and Knightsen, the Marsh Creek/Morgan Territory area, and all other areas within unincorporated Contra Costa County to the east of Antioch and to the southeast of Clayton.