The construction works for the new fire station in San José began on Wednesday. The infrastructure will be erected in front of the Cañas General Park, in the vicinity of the Pacific Station and it will cost $ 25 million.
The new facilities will be ready by March 2020 and will meet the needs of the capital for the next 50 years. The work will merge the current stations of Barrio México, Central, and Barrio Luján.
Simultaneously, work began on the construction of the North Metropolitan Station, in the facilities of the old Traube brewery, in Barrio El Carmen.
Each building will have a construction area of five thousand square meters and will have a rainwater collection tank with a capacity of 300 thousand gallons, so that the extinguishing units can be replenished during the attention of an emergency.
Both buildings can generate electricity and have drinking water for up to two consecutive weeks, without depending on public or private services. The seismic resistance will be Class A, the highest and safest category. They will also have photovoltaic panels that will help generate clean energy, solar water heaters and LED lighting.
The financing of this project is part of a new regulation of the General Securities Superintendency (SUGEVAL), which allowed the Fire Department to raise capital through the issuance of bonds through INS Valores. These funds will be administered by a National Bank trust, explained Elián Villegas, Executive President of the INS Group.