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Fire Station Update
The 2012 Fire Strategic Plan(PDF, 4MB) and 2014 Standards of Coverage and Deployment Plan(PDF, 12MB) included recommendations that provided a “blueprint” for improving fire and emergency medical response times in Kirkland and updating older fire stations to meet current safety standards. A series of investments were initiated to make the plan a reality. The plan called for closing Fire Station 24 previously located on 84th Avenue NE on Finn Hill and building a new Fire Station 24 in a more central location in north Kirkland. The plan also called for moving Fire Station 27 currently located on NE 132nd Street from the west side of Interstate 405 to east side of the highway. Those two moves would provide improved coverage in north Kirkland and allow for modernization of two aging stations.
Since those plans were complete, the City has moved closer to implementing the plan:
The City Council 2019-2020 work plan includes development of a bond measure to be presented to voters in 2020 to provide funding for constructing the new Fire Station 27 and to complete the renovation of the remaining three fire stations. The Council will convene a citizen advisory committee in late 2019 or early 2020 to help frame the size and scope of the bond measure.
The Fire Station renovation projects will create safer and more efficient work environments for our first responders. Once the Fire Station 24 and Fire Station 27 projects are completed, the City will have improved its response times for fire and emergency medical calls in north Kirkland which will improve overall response throughout the City.
2014 Standard of Coverage Study(PDF, 12MB)
Letter of Transmittal and Table of Contents(PDF, 65KB)
Acknowledgements and Executive Summary(PDF, 79KB)
Organizational and Community Overview(PDF, 668KB)
Fire and Building Department Findings and Recommendations(PDF, 3MB)
Strategic Plan Recommendations and Priorities(PDF, 155KB)
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