Vancouver Fire offers tours of two news stations along high call corridor
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Vancouver Fire is inviting the public to come check out their two new fire stations on Saturday afternoon.
The stations are located just over a mile-and-a-half apart along Fourth Plain Boulevard, which is one of the city’s highest call volume areas.
Vancouver Fire said the new stations will help improve response times and make for more efficient coverage from all four locations in the southwest part of the city.
The newly-constructed buildings meet current earthquake safety standards, ensuring their teams can respond even after a major earthquake.
Station 1, located at 2607 Main Street, will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
Station 2, at 2106 Norris Road, will be open from 1 to 3 p.m.
Vancouver Fire Chief Joe Molina and Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle will offer remarks before a flag raising ceremony and a ribbon cutting by the Vancouver Honor Guard.
"The Fire Department has been looking forward to commencing operations in these seismically safe and modern public safety facilities," said Molina. "I'd like to thank City Council for their leadership, the community for their support, and everybody who was involved with this project for their excellent work in making these two new stations a reality."
Architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, civil and structural engineering and land use planning services was provided by Mackenzie. The contractor was Corp Inc. Construction with Interface Engineering providing the mechanical/electrical/plumbing services for both stations.