SEATTLE – The Seattle Fire Department and the Seattle Fire Fighters Union, Local 27, invite the community to attend an Open House of newly remodeled Fire Station 5 located along the Seattle Waterfront. The event will take place on Friday June 1st from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Community members will have the opportunity to tour the remodeled station, meet their local firefighters, explore children’s activities, and enjoy refreshments.
Station 5 Background
Fire Station 5 occupies a prominent site at 925 Alaskan Way on Seattle’s busy and historic waterfront, in between the Colman Dock ferry terminal to the south and the iconic Ivar’s Acres of Clams restaurant to the north. Station 5 has called this location home since 1902, though the current station was built in 1963. Fire Station 5 houses both the land-based Engine Company 5 and Fireboat Engine Company 4. Fireboats currently docked at the fire station’s pier are the 108-foot Leschi, a 50-foot fast attack fireboat, and a 25-foot rescue boat.
About the Project
Remodeled Station 5 includes the following improvements:
- Structural upgrades to the building and pier to meet current applicable seismic codes
- Interior renovations and modernizations of the crew quarters, administrative areas, kitchen, dayroom, and fitness areas
- Renovations of support facilities to provide proper decontamination facilities, adequate maintenance and work space, and improved equipment and supply storage areas
- Updated mechanical, plumbing, electrical and communications systems to support the crews and the fire apparatus