To relocate and rebuild Station 3 (east) and Station 5 (Dell Range). Doing so improves the response areas and the second-due in units for higher risk incidents and/or coverage while dedicated on other incidents. Generically speaking, Station 3 would move south/west while Station 5 would move north/east of their current locations. The FD goal for response times is arriving within 4 minutes, 90% of the time. We push 6.5 minutes with Engine 3, along with an imbalanced workload for that station’s firefighters. Station 5’s movement would alleviate a fair amount of area and call load from Station 3 and provide improved response access into their existing coverage area. It would also replace the small, inefficient building and the location of the 1963 built fire house. This call load is further dispersed by the addition of “Station 7,” providing the final coverage to the eastern part of Cheyenne and aiding in the coverage of Station 3’s large response area.
In this joint proposition, CFR seeks to replace Engine 1 and Engine 6, both put into service in 2008. The NFPA defines a fire apparatus’ life span as 10 years, or 100,000 miles- whichever comes first. Both apparatus exceed both criteria and collectively spent and average of r 209.5 days out-of-service over the last two years. One of these has been applied for replacement via an AFG grant, and if successfully awarded, would reduce the 6th Penny ask by $712,000. Engine 5 was at one point a “quint.” A quint apparatus is like an engine, but with an aerial ladder, and in our case, an aerial ladder smaller than the ladder truck from Station 1. This is due to the risk profile of the many large box stores in the Dell Range district and the poor response times from Station 1 for the ladder truck. ISO dictates that two aerial apparatus are needed for Cheyenne. Ladder 1 is also in need of replacement and moved into reserve status. It’s removal from front-line service will then remove the 20 year old, reserve aerial platform. A squad truck is being sought with the anticipation of a SAFER grant beginning additional personnel into our ranks. This is a smaller vehicle that serves as “a Jack of all trades,” and supplements our daily force. Finally, a type-3 engine for wildland and urban interface threats would be added to Station 2 (south) for the crew to utilize.