The crew of Klamath County Fire District 1 has moved back into station 1 after a $2.3 million seismic retrofit and remodel for the station built in the 1940s.
Station 1 is the third KCFD1 to receive state grant funding to make the buildings more stable in case of an earthquake. Station 1 received grants from Business Oregon and tapped into the department’s reserve funds for an additional $350,000 in upgrades and repairs..
While the district ensures the seismic stability of stations to be able to serve the community in the case of a natural disaster, Chief Greg Davis said it was also a good opportunity to upgrade the old stations. “Our living facilities have needed some improvements for quite some time,” he said. “We’ve been planning this out, putting in for those retrofits over the last couple of years, and as we’ve been awarded those grants, it’s a pretty good, opportune time to make some improvements.”