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News Release
Vancouver Fire Department & Fire District 5 to build new fire station to enhance safety infrastructure and reduce response times - 04/29/21

Vancouver, Washington – Vancouver City Council approved a contractor this week to build a new fire station at 9606 NE 130th Avenue in the Orchards/Sifton area of Clark County. Construction on the new station is anticipated to commence this summer.

The $7.1M construction contract was awarded to Kirby Nagelhout Construction based in Portland, Oregon. Funding for the project was provided by Clark County Fire District 5 (Clark County FD5), an independent junior taxing district, that provides funding for emergency and fire services in Clark County FD5 outside Vancouver city limits.

“All of us at Clark County Fire District 5, including fellow commissioners Mike Lyons and Roy Rhine, are pleased the district could participate in this endeavor to better meet the public safety needs of our constituents,” said Clark County FD5 Commissioner Ron Gibson. “The new Station 11 site selection will significantly reduce response times to that growing area of the district. The ongoing partnership between Vancouver Fire and CCFD5 is vital to serving our communities.”

The city and Clark County Fire District 5 have partnered to construct the new Fire Station 11, to improve response capability to the area north of current Fire Station 4 and east of current Fire Station 7. This additional station will continue to increase the reliability of the entire fire and medical response system in the city of Vancouver and Fire District 5.  

Fire Station 11 is anticipated to open in fall 2022 and will be operated by the Vancouver Fire Department.

“Investing in our community’s safety infrastructure is an important part of providing high quality and efficient emergency services or disaster response,” said Vancouver Deputy Fire Chief Doug Koellermeier. “The new fire station will serve the current community need and future growth.”

The 15,000 square foot station was designed by local firm Mackenzie Architecture in collaboration with the Vancouver Fire Department. The design is modeled after the award-winning Vancouver Fire Station 2, located at 2106 Norris Road in central Vancouver.

Planning is underway for a groundbreaking ceremony. Details will be announced when construction timelines are finalized.

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