Jefferson Parish East Bank Consolidated Fire Department
Fire Station 17 located at 6616 Kawanee, in the Bissonet subdivision,
will be demolished and replaced with a new state of the art fire
station. The original station was constructed in 1963 and has passed its
The new station was designed by Digital Engineering & Imaging Inc.
The station will be 10,447 sq. ft. All living area will be elevated and
is designed to with stand 150 mile an hour sustained winds and will
house firemen up to a class 4 hurricane. The generator and electrical
system is also elevated, in a flood event, the station will remain
operable, the first floor has no sheet rock or any other building
material that will be affected by water. The estimated cost is 2.6
million dollars. The money is in the Fire Department budget.
Fire Department Administration Headquarters/ East Bank E.O.C : This is a
new project. The location will be 6640 Riverside Dr. It has not gone
thru a design phase yet. An architect has not been chosen at present.
However the intent is to consolidate all fire department administration
personal, and Fire prevention and arson personal. The building will be
elevated on concrete columns to facilitate parking underneath, as well
as protect it from a flood event. It will also be self sustainable with a
generator and water well. It will be designed to withstand 150 mile an
hour sustained winds and will house Fire department administration
personal up to a class 4 hurricane. It is also the intent to provide the
Parish with a back up E.O.C. with communication equipment that could be
used by Fire, Police and military in an emergency event. The estimated
cost is 4 million dollars, and is in the Fire Department budget.