Fire Chief Gregory Dean and Fleets and Facilities Director Brenda Bauer, along with firefighters who work on Engine 35 celebrated the beginning of construction for Fire Station 35 in the Crown Hill neighborhood. The 89-year-old facility is one of the oldest operating fire stations in Seattle.
The new, larger fire station is designed to withstand an earthquake so that firefighters can respond when the community needs them most. The new station will also provide the space required for modern equipment and operations, including decontamination space so firefighters can remove toxic materials from their gear when they return from fire and medical calls. The new station will expand from one story to two and will have an additional 2,000 square feet of space. Construction is expected to take approximately 18 months. During construction Engine 35 will respond to emergencies out of a temporary station located at 9089 Holman Road N.W.