FS Emergency Power System Upgrade (P450700)

  • Category: Public Safety

  • Sub Category: Fire/Rescue Service

  • Administering Agency: General Services (AAGE29)

  • Planning Area: Countywide

  • Date Last Modified: 1/6/14

  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No

  • Relocation Impact: None

  • Status: Ongoing




This project involves installation of emergency generators in 29 fire and rescue facilities. Installation of emergency generators are for the following fire stations: Bethesda #6, Bethesda #20, Bethesda #26, Bethesda/Chevy Chase Rescue #R1, Burtonsville #15, Cabin John #10, Cabin John #30, Chevy Chase #7, Damascus #13, Gaithersburg #8, Gaithersburg #28, Germantown #29, Hillandale #12, Hillandle #24, Hyattstown #9 & 9A, Kensington #5, Kensington #21, Laytonsville #17, Rockville #3, Rockville #23, Rockville #31 & 31A; Rockville #33, Sandy Spring #4, Sandy Spring #40, Silver Spring #1, Silver Spring #16, Silver Spring #19, Upper Montgomery #14, and Glen Echo #11. This project will provide continuous operation of emergency equipment, HVAC, emergency lighting, security system, and fire alarm. All installations will be managed by the Department of General Services.

Cost Change

Cost decrease due to technical correction of removing costs in the Beyond 6 Years for this Level of Effort project. FY19 & FY20 added to this Level of Effort project


The emergency power backup systems are essential for full facility operation in the event of power failure and especially during a large scale disaster situation. Each fire station requires full power support emergency operations, shelter for professional emergency responders, and essential disaster management operations. Most of the listed facilities are not equipped to meet operational needs during a long-term power outage. Careful evaluation resulted in the determination that most fire stations need to upgrade the size of their systems, while others need to reconstruct their emergency power electrical systems. This project allows facilities to continuously function at a normal power level during long-term power outages. Assessment study was prepared on December 22, 2004 by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service.


Nineteen fire station projects completed through FY13. Ten stations will be completed through FY 20.

Fiscal Note

Debt service for this project will be financed with Consolidated Fire Tax District funds. If a fire station is renovated prior to the implementation of this project it will be eliminated from the schedule.


Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, Local Volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments, Department of General Services, Department of Permitting Services.