Fire Station 31 personnel move-in to interim fire station

SEATTLE – On Oct. 14, Seattle firefighters and paramedics assigned to work at Fire Station 31 moved in to their new interim fire station located at 10503 Interlake Ave. N. The interim site was built after City leaders determined the previous permanent station at N. Northgate Way no longer met the fire department’s operational needs. The new permanent site will be located in North Seattle.  

Fire Station 31 houses a fire engine, ladder truck, medic unit and peak-time aid unit. Twelve SFD members, including 10 firefighter/EMTs and two firefighter/paramedics, respond from the station to provide fire suppression and emergency medical services to the Northgate neighborhood and surrounding community.  

The move to the interim facility allows Fire Station 31 personnel to be located back in district full-time while their new permanent facility is being built. The interim site includes two tent structures for the station’s apparatus, two portable building structures for the station house and office, seismic design for essential facilities and a sustainable design. 

Following an extensive search process led by the Department of Finance and Administrative Services, which included community input and considerations for criteria such as ability to meet service response times, size of property, safety, access to arterial roadways, etc., the City identified and approved a new location for the permanent station at 11302 Meridian Ave. N. The site is primarily vacant and highly suitable for the fire department’s operational and service area needs. Construction of the new fire station is expected to be complete in 2024.  

Visit the Fire Station 31 website for construction updates.