After months of working under a leaking roof, plus dealing with asbestos and mold, Humboldt Bay firefighters at Station 3 are out with the old and in with the new!
Fire station 3, located at Ocean and Henderson, has had the same roof for over 50 years. They’ve been using a large tarp to prevent leaks and further water damage, but that’s all changing today. Special contractors were hired to perform abatement and remediation types of work to isolate the asbestos shingles and mold. Once the old roof is removed they are expecting to have the new one complete sometime this weekend. The fire station has a crew of three on call, 24 hours a day, for 48 hours at a time. Officials say, this problem could not continue any longer.
“The general feeling is elation, when you’re sleeping at night and you have water leaking in on your forehead, its not very conducive to a good working environment. So this will be a big improvement for the guys living over there,” said Humboldt Bay Fire Chief, Ken Woods.