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NCFPD adds visitor parking, electrical work to Station 2 renovations

Joe Naiman

Village News Reporter

Additional work on the North County Fire Protection District’s Station 2 will be performed as part of the renovation of the Winterwarm station.

The NCFPD board meeting included a 5-0 vote Tuesday, Oct. 25, to approve a change order to the NCFPD contract with Reed Family Enterprises Inc. The change order will provide for additional visitor parking and for additional electrical work. Reed Family Enterprises will be paid an additional $26,000.

Station 2 in the 2100 block of Winterwarm Drive was built in 1976. A January 2022 inspection of the station indicated that deferred maintenance has caused numerous structure and ground issues which create a safety risk for NCFPD employees and for the public. The NCFPD board, May 24, approved a $353,410 contract with Reed Family Enterprises Inc. to address the fire station maintenance needs.

The work will provide safety, operational and aesthetic improvements to the fire station. Reed Family Enterprises, which is based in Temecula, will replace cracked or missing concrete on the driveways, provide new exterior lighting with dusk-to-dawn sensors, replace inoperable or otherwise damaged electric gate sensors, provide interior and exterior painting, install new apparatus bay doors along with controllers, provide signage for visitor parking, repair exterior wood fascia and beams, create additional employee parking and provide landscaping and irrigation.

“We’re about 75 percent complete with the renovation,” NCFPD fire chief Keith McReynolds said.

NCFPD staff identified two additional items suitable for inclusion in the scope of work. Additional visitor parking in front of the station, including a parking stall meeting Americans with Disabilities Act standards, would enhance the fire district’s ability to accommodate additional visitor vehicle parking. Electrical work on the east side of the fire station would provide additional security lighting.

The change order also extended the contract completion date from Nov. 15-30.

“Nice to get that station renovated,” McReynolds said.

Joe Naiman can be reached by [email protected].


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