SUBSTATION

Station 102 Existing Conditions

In January 2020, the Berwyn Fire Company rented an office on the 2nd floor of the Neuman Building at 1100 West Valley Road by the Gateway Shopping Center. Thanks to the generosity of the Neuman Family, we we able to install a temporary tent structure in the parking lot to house an Advanced Life Support Ambulance and a Class A Fire Engine.

The response time to emergencies have been dramatically improved to the residents of Chesterbrook, Glenhardie and the Swedesford Corridor as compared to responses from the Main Station in Berwyn.

While this location has been an improvement, it is not a long term solution for our personnel or the community. The tent has a stone & asphalt mixed floor, has very little storage and it is very challenging to maintain appropriate temperature in the summer and winter months. Personnel need to go to Life Time Athletic or the Main Station to get a shower. Additionally, gear must be driven to the main station to be decontaminated properly with the special gear washer that is installed there. There is no room to install one at the temporary substation.

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Getting to the tent involves 4 doors, stairs and crossing a lot. Adds to response.

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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The tent is a tight fit for a large Fire Engine and Ambulance

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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When vehicles are in lot, the Engine backs into the tent at an angle.

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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The tent has little storage, stone/asphalt floors, and hard to maintain  temperature.

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Windowless bedroom / storage room.

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Pathway from office to tent shows seperation from "Station Quarters" to apparatus.

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Inadequate administrative space.

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Stairway to exterior exit for crews responding to calls.

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Bedroom / Limited Gear Storage.

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Inadequate Kitchen / Break Room for personnel.