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City, Fire District 5 partner on construction of new fire station - 05/16/18

Vancouver, Wash. – The City of Vancouver and Fire District 5 are partnering on the creation of a new fire station, Fire Station 11, to be located in the Orchards area of Vancouver, near the intersection of NE 117th Avenue and NE 87th Street.

The architectural design and engineering work is expected to start next month, with final construction anticipated to be complete by fall 2020.

Funding for the purchase of property and construction of the station is being provided by Fire District 5. The City has finalized a contract with Mackenzie Engineering for design and construction services. The new station will utilize the recent designs done for Vancouver Fire Stations 1 and 2 as a template.

“We’re pleased to partner with Fire District 5 on the creation of this new fire station,” said Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle. “We appreciate our long-term relationship with District 5 and their generosity in providing the funding for this new facility. This project will help ensure the safety and well-being of our rapidly growing Vancouver community.”

The location of the new Fire Station 11 is just outside the city limits. The City has been contracted to provide fire protection services for Fire District 5, an approximately 42-mile area just north of the Orchards area, for more than 20 years. The new station will be operated and staffed by the Vancouver Fire Department.

“It’s great that we are able to move forward on this project with Fire District 5," said Vancouver Fire Chief Joe Molina. "The new Station 11 will improve response capability to the area between current fire stations 4 and 7 as well as improve the reliability of the entire emergency response system."

“In partnership with the Vancouver Fire Department, we identified the need for a new station and we are proud to participate in the construction of station 11," said Fire District 5 Board Chair Ron Gibson. "This project embodies the spirit of local collaboration and public interest and is a great opportunity to enhance and improve service delivery among growing neighborhoods within the district."

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