Fire Station 63 Gains a 57.5 Ton Vault

Fire Station 63 in Oroville, California, fields over 2,000 calls a year from residents, businesses, and fellow firefighting units in and around Butte County. When a call comes into the outpost, the community counts on the station crew to be at the ready. The same goes for all the equipment it takes to battle ablaze. Every piece must be counted on to work as hard as every firefighter.
 
Jensen Precast engineered, manufactured, and delivered a 57½ ton concrete vault for Station 63. The under groundwater storage unit measures 8½’W x 23’L x 16’H and was customized to enable routine onsite testing of the pump systems outfitted on each of its fire engines.
 
Jensen Precast engineered, manufactured, and delivered a 57½ ton concrete vault for Station 63. The underground water storage unit measures 8½’W x 23’L x 16’H and was customized to enable routine onsite testing of the pump systems outfitted on each of its fire engines.
 

PROJECT OWNER

CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire Department

CONTRACTOR

Bobo Construction 

PRODUCTS

Precast Concrete Water Storage Vault 8.5W x 23’L x 16’H Precast Concrete base, risers, and cover slabs

CHALLENGES

When calls come into fire stations to address community emergencies, there is no time for equipment failures when battling life threatening and business crippling disasters. Fireengines must continuously operate at peak performance to quickly remedy fluid situations. Ensuring maximum operations while keeping costs to a minimum can be challenging to many local firefighting units. For fire engines to work at optimal capacity pump tests need to performed on a regular basis.

SOLUTIONS

“We set an 8½’W x 23’L x 16’H water storage vault 16′ deep, including 1 base, 2 risers, and 1 cover slab,” says Marshall Hammon, Jensen Precast Orland Inside Sales Representative.“Our precast concrete vault will help ensure fire engines are ready to go when needed.”

”For pump tests, we pull a draft of water from the vault into a fire engine, then test gallons per minute each firehose releases water based on the fire engine size,” says Jimmy Waddle, Station 63 Fire Apparatus Engineer. “We test all apparatus is working at full capacity. During the process the water is returned to the vault to use again. This saves financial and environmental resources.”

RESULTS

  • Ensures Station 63 fire engines work at full capacity before heading out on emergency calls.
  • Minimizes costs for fire engine pump testing by enabling efficient onsite water use procedures.
  • Keeps the Butte County community safer through advanced preparation of fire equipment.
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