Join the Seattle Fire Department and Seattle Firefighter’s Union, Local 27 in celebrating the new Fire Station 30 on Saturday, May 14 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Neighbors will get the chance to tour the newly remodelled fire station at 2931 Mt. Baker Boulevard South and meet the firefighters who work there. There will be children’s activities, refreshments, a free raffle of fire safety items and an antique fire engine with historic photos on display. The new fire station was funded through the Fire Facilities and Emergency Response Levy Program passed by voters in 2003. The Levy program is the biggest undertaking in the last 40 years to upgrade, replace, and modernize fire stations and emergency response. The projects are designed to make Seattle safer in an emergency — and every day.
The old fire station, built in 1949, failed to meet current seismic code and lacked the space to accommodate modern equipment and firefighting operations. The new station designed by the architectural firm Schacht Aslani is two stories with two engine bays. Four firefighters are assigned to Fire Station 30, home to Engine 30. Station 30 went on over 2,000 alarms in 2009. Firefighters moved into the new facility last month.