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Inside NLFR’s Oceanlake Station seismic upgrade, remodel

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North Lincoln Fire & Rescue’s Bob Everest Oceanlake Station is under construction for seismic upgrades with grant funds and a remodel approved by voters.

Emerick Construction Foreman Yancy Cave took Homepage on a walk-through of the site Monday afternoon and provided an update on the status of the project at 2525 NW Highway 101.

“We’re a little behind on concrete work but we are ahead on other stuff,” Cave said.

RK Concrete Construction workers pour curbs in the fire station’s parking lot

According to Cave, bucket hold-downs and saddles have been installed throughout the building, securing it together, and providing “wiggle room” in the event of a seismic event. CMST “heavy gauge” coiled straps provide an additional layer of earthquake protection by keeping windows and wall members together.

“We still have much bigger hold-downs to go in with 1 1/8 inch size bolts through them,” Cave said. “This wall was all rotted and we weren’t supposed to do anything with it, but we took it upon ourselves to re frame it the correct way. Emerick always does it right.”

Cave pointed out a generator pad that had recently been poured with concrete, staff bunk rooms, a laundry room and a centrally located elevator.

NLFR Generator Pad
A recently poured concrete generator pad

“So this wall will be framed up through these trusses — where we’ve got pigeons living in here now.”

NLFR Oceanlake Station remodel

“That’s an elevator pit down below,” Cave said.

NLFR elevator

“Chief Dahlman is excited about what we’ve been doing and he said we’ve gone above and beyond the scope of our work,” Cave said. “If everything goes according to schedule we should be done by November.” Cave is referring to the outside portion of the project, as a final completion date is likely sometime in January 2020.

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Justin Werner
Justin Werner
Justin Werner is the founder and publisher of Lincoln City Homepage and a journalist reporting news for the fine citizens of Lincoln City, Oregon. He's on a mission to seek out truth and isn't afraid to be the tip of the spear for freedom of the press. When he's not wearing his reporter hat, you can find him enjoying the Oregon Coast with his wife and family, including a 14-year-old who thinks he's 40, a tiny, pink, unicorn-princess and a Lego engineer with an attitude.

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