WHAT: The renovation of Kirkland’s 43-year-old Fire Station 25 on 76th Place Northeast will relocate emergency responders to a fire station on 84th Avenue Northeast. As a result, Finn Hill will receive its emergency response for a year from Fire Station 24 while the City upgrades Fire Station 25.
WHY: The renovation will retrofit Fire Station 25 for seismic activity and modernize it by replacing all of its existing mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems with energy-efficient, code-compliant systems. The renovation will improve firefighters’ workplace health by separating the station’s decontamination area and engine bay from the places where the firefighters work and live.
WHEN: The one-year project begins in October.
WHAT TO EXPECT: The temporary relocation of firefighters won’t affect overall response times in Finn Hill.
The City will activate the overhead yellow flashers on 84th Avenue Northeast to alert travelers that they are passing by an active fire station. The flashers will turn red when fire engines are entering or exiting the fire station.
Fire Station 25 responds to two calls per day, on average.
Work hours: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The work will not affect access for local residents, mail delivery, garbage pick-up and emergency vehicles.
Fire stations 21 and 27 will continue to support emergency response for Finn Hill-area emergencies
CONTACT: Christian Knight, outreach, firstname.lastname@example.org, (425) 587-3831; or Anneke Davis, senior project coordinator, email@example.com, (425) 587-3828.
TIMELINE: City Council plans to award contract on Oct. 5 to Western Ventures. The construction window is October 2017 through October 2018.