Community invited to visit Seattle’s latest fire station upgrade



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fire Station 25 Open House

Saturday May 10, 2014

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

1300 E. Pine St


SEATTLE – The Seattle Fire Department and the Seattle Fire Fighters Union, Local 27, invite the community to visit the completed seismic and safety upgrade of Seattle’s Fire Station 25, located at 1300 E. Pine St. on Capitol Hill during an open house on May 10, 2014, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“We are happy to serve the residents and businesses of Capitol Hill,” says Fire Chief Gregory Dean. “We are throwing open our doors so the community can meet their local firefighters and tour the upgraded fire facility.”

Fire Station 25 is one of 32 neighborhood fire stations being upgraded, renovated or replaced through the Fire Facilities and Emergency Response Program, which was approved by Seattle voters in 2003. Built in 1969, Fire Station 25 was in generally fair condition, but required seismic retrofits to meet current earthquake safety standards. Interior remodeling to enhance operations was also part of the $2.5 million project.

“Firefighters need to be able to respond in emergencies such as earthquakes and other natural disasters,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “I want to invite everyone to see first-hand the seismically retrofitted and newly upgraded fire station.”

Fire Station 25 houses one engine company (E25), a ladder unit (L10), an aid unit (A25) and several reserve units. It also houses the department’s Mobile Ventilation Unit, which is used to support large-scale decontamination/ventilation efforts. Fire Station 25 remained occupied during construction, with phasing of the work done to allow continued station operation.

Seismic upgrades include a drilled piling anchor support system for the training tower and other steel bracing. Interior renovations include a new decontamination space and equipment maintenance room, improvements to the firefighters’ equipment (bunker equipment) storage, an upgraded beanery (aka kitchen), two new accessible restrooms, separate bunk spaces, and new flooring surfaces.