New Victoria Fire Station
A new fire station will be constructed to improve the safety of the community of Victoria, Minnesota over the coming years.
A new fire station will be constructed at the corner of Kochia Lane and County Road 18 to meet the needs of our evolving community.
The new fire station will resolve firefighter health and safety issues as well as support evolving staffing model changes. For example, the new fire station will allow firefighters to sleep inside the building and respond directly to calls for service versus responding from home or work. This will help reduce overall response times across the community and provide a more structured staffing model for our firefighters.
Tentative Project Schedule
- Design and Bidding Process Begins: Fall 2023
- Construction Begins: Spring 2025
- Occupancy: Late Summer 2026
- Andrew Heger, Fire Chief, email@example.com, 952-443-4242
|City of Victoria Fire Department
The Victoria Fire Department has dedicated and trained volunteers from the community who strive to minimize the impacts of hazards and medical emergencies to our community with integrity and compassion.
The current fire station poses several challenges, mainly related to firefighters’ health and safety, that need to be mitigated. This will ensure that the highest level of service to the community is maintained. The current fire station does not allow for expansion of the ever-changing staffing model. With the gradual migration from a paid-on call staffing model to a duty crew model, additional building amenities will be necessary to support this transition.
Firefighters are at a higher risk of exposure to carcinogens and pathogens resulting from their work. The current facility does not afford the means to properly decontaminate and separate those exposures throughout the building. An example being there are no showers or locker spaces inside the current building that would allow firefighters to properly shower after an exposure, prior to returning to their families.
Apparatus space inside the current building has also reached capacity. As the community continues to grow, additional space to house fire apparatus will be needed. The new building will allow for the future apparatus growth.