Nearly one year after Vancouver’s new Fire Station 1 and 2 opened, construction is coming to a close.
Deputy Chief Doug Koellermeier likened it to moving into a new house: You don’t know what problems will arise or what won’t work quite right until you start living in the space.
Among the most noticeable problems were the resounding echoes throughout the stations. But it wasn’t anything that several acoustic boards couldn’t solve. The kitchen also needed a few cabinets removed to make more working space for firefighters trying to cook and eat at the same time.
Capt. Tom Schell described his experience at Station 2 the same way.
“There’s lots of little things, little bugs, you don’t realize or expect until you start living here,” Schell said. “I think most of those were worked out.”