South Park Fire Station Open House

SEATTLE – The Seattle Fire Department and the Seattle Fire Fighters Union, Local 27, invite the community to check out the completed seismic and safety upgrade of Seattle’s Fire Station 26, located at 800 S. Cloverdale St. in the South Park neighborhood, during an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22.

 

Fire Station 26 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 1972, Fire Station 26 was in generally fair condition, but required seismic retrofits to meet current earthquake safety standards. Minor remodeling was also completed to accommodate additional equipment and to enhance operations.

 

Fire Station 26 houses one engine company (E26) and is one of two Seattle fire stations housing a mobile compressed air unit, which can refill spent air cylinders and deliver cylinders to wherever they are needed. The crew remained at the station during construction of this $2.5 million project.

 

“Engine Company 26 responded to more than 1,100 emergency responses last year assisting the residents of South Park,” said Fire Chief Harold Scoggins. “The open house is a chance for the community to get to know the firefighters who serve them on a daily basis and to see their newly remodeled fire station.”

 

As part of the safety upgrades to the facility, Station 26 received additional seismic bracing to meet current codes. The remodel reconfigured the existing station space to accommodate decontamination equipment as well as crew preparation and vehicle maintenance functions.

 

The Fire Station 26 project was developed by the city of Seattle’s Department of Finance and Administrative Services, designed by TCA Architecture + Planning and built by MJ Takisaki Inc. Construction began in September 2014 and was completed in July 2015.

 

Bitter Lake Fire Station Open House Saturday September 6, 2014

Fire Station 24, located at 401 North 130th Street,  hosts an open house 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

SEATTLE – The Seattle Fire Department and the Seattle Fire Fighters Union, Local 27, invite the community to check out the completed seismic and safety upgrade of Seattle’s Fire Station 24, located at 401 N. 130th St. in the Bitter Lake neighborhood during an open house from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6.

“Our firefighters play an important role in this tight-knit community,” said Fire Chief Gregory Dean. “Here is a chance for the residents to meet their local firefighters, learn more about their lifesaving techniques and see their improved work facility.”

Fire Station 24 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. Fire Station 24 houses one engine company (E24) and a reserve engine. It was built in 1975 and, as one of the newer stations in the system, was in generally fair condition but required minor seismic retrofits to meet current earthquake safety standards. Remodeling to enhance operations was also part of the $2.1 million project.

“Fire stations are integral parts of the communities they serve, and our firefighters protect public safety and respond to natural disasters every day,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “The upgrades and improvements made to Fire Station 24 better equip the firefighters to continue that work and provide them a safer environment. I encourage the public to check out the newly upgraded fire station and meet their neighborhood firefighters.”

As part of the safety upgrades to the facility, seismic strengthening on the structure and asbestos abatement in the ceiling were performed. This project added decontamination facilities and EMS equipment storage, as well as new interior lighting and paint. The crew bunk and living areas and the physical training room were configured, and restroom facilities were altered to comply with current building codes.

The Fire Station 24 project was developed by the City of Seattle’s Department of Finance and Administrative Services, designed by Hoshide Wanzer Williams Architects and built by Van Rossen Construction. Project construction began in July 2013 and was completed in March 2014.

Fire Station 36 Open House

Fire Station 36 hosts an open house

Saturday  July 12, 2014

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

3600 23rd Ave. SW

 

SEATTLE – The Seattle Fire Department and the Seattle Fire Fighters Union, Local 27, invite the community to check out the completed seismic and safety upgrade of Seattle’s Fire Station 36, located at 3600 23rd Ave. SW in the Delridge/Harbor Island neighborhood during an open house on July 12, 2014, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fire Station 36 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 1971, Fire Station 36 was in generally fair condition, but required seismic retrofits to meet current earthquake safety standards. Remodeling to enhance operations was also part of the $1.7 million project.

Fire Station 36 houses one engine company (E36), the department’s Tunnel Rescue Unit, and the marine specialty unit designated to serve the south end of Seattle. To ensure continued fire response to the neighborhood while the construction work was ongoing, the crew worked out of an interim facility located nearby.

“Our Marine Emergency Response Team provides vital technical expertise to Incident Commanders during any shipboard emergencies, including fires, hazardous material releases and confined space rescues,” said Fire Chief Gregory Dean. “These firefighters also work closely with the Fireboat crew to protect the 193 miles of city waterfront from disaster.”

As part of the safety upgrades to the facility, the roof structure was reworked for seismic strengthening and a new roof was installed. This project added 1,200 square feet of living space to the facility, including a bunkroom with heavily soundproofed walls and an ADA-compliant restroom. The existing south side of the building was reconfigured for a new physical training space, storage for the firefighters’ protective bunker gear, and a new decontamination area. The remodel work also included new mechanical heat pumps for heating and cooling and an upgraded power service.

The Fire Station 36 project was developed by the city of Seattle’s Department of Finance and Administrative Services, designed by Johnston Architects and built by Kirtley-Cole Associates LLC. Construction began in September 2013 and was completed in April 2014.

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.