In one day, 53 firefighters packed up two fire houses and left behind the stations they knew and loved. That day, Jan. 23, Vancouver’s two new fire stations were deemed complete — complete enough, anyway, to unlock the doors and put the state-of-the-art facilities into service.
“It’s definitely still a work in progress,” said Vancouver firefighter and paramedic Pete Adams. “We’re getting there, though.”
Fire Stations 1 and 2 were rebuilt to the tune of $15 million. The process took a little more than a year.
Fire Station 1 is now at 2607 Main St., and Fire Station 2 has been moved to 2106 Norris Road. Station 1 was previously at 900 W. Evergreen Blvd. and Station 2 was at 400 E. 37th St.
Vancouver Fire Chief Joe Molina said the crews are excited to be in their new spaces but feel the stations are “too nice” for them.