Front of Vancouver Fire Station 1 on West Evergreen Boulevard
Front of Vancouver Fire Station 2 on Main Street at 37th Street

New Vancouver Fire Stations

Project Update - Summer 2016

On July 18, 2016, the City Council awarded the replacement fire station construction contract to Corp Inc. Construction of Salem, Oregon. Construction activities are now underway at both sites.

The existing fire stations will not close until the new stations are complete and operational, which is expected to happen in fall 2017.

Watch the groundbreaking event video.
 

Background

In 2016-17, the City of Vancouver will move two of its existing fire stations, Station 1 (currently located at 900 W. Evergreen Blvd.) and Station 2 (currently located at 400 E. 37th St.), to new locations in order to improve service and response times.

In August 2014, the City completed a Long Range Facility Plan for Fire Stations 1 and 2. After studying whether these two stations should be repaired, replaced or moved, it was determined that the City would be best served by rebuilding and moving both fire stations to improve response times to the highest call volume area along the E. Fourth Plain Boulevard corridor, between Main Street and St. Johns Boulevard. Relocating the stations also will maximize the efficiency of coverage from all four stations in the southwest part of the city.

In 2015, the City acquired two pieces of property along the Fourth Plain corridor for the fire stations. Fire Station 1 will be moved to 2607 Main St. (on the northeast corner of E. Fourth Plain Boulevard). Fire Station 2 will be moved to a location on Norris Road, just south of E. Fourth Plain Boulevard. The City expects to start construction on both stations in 2016.

For more information about the studies that were completed, please visit www.cityofvancouver.us/vfdfuture.

Replacement Fire Station 1 Details:

Location: 2607 Main Street
Lot Size – 0.86 Acres
Station Size – 10,200 SF
Fire Fighter Memorial Plaque at Entrance

New Fire Station 1 rendering

 

Replacement Fire Station 2 Details:

Location: Southwest Corner of
Norris Road and Fourth Plain Boulevard
Lot Size – 2.16 Acres
Station Size – 13,350 SF
Battalion Chief Quarters
Community/Training Room

New Fire Station 2 rendering

More images of the new stations

Click or tap any of the images below to see a larger version of the picture.

Fire station 1, view 1 final design
Fire station 1, view 2 final design
Fire station 2, view 1 final design
Fire station 2, view 2 final design