Voters in Central Kitsap and South Kitsap are asked to approve millions in fire bonds. What would they get?

  • Source: Kitsap Sun
  • Published: 10/23/2020 01:47 PM

At Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue’s Olympic View Station, the Olympic Mountains can actually be viewed from inside the building through cracks in the walls. That’s just one of the problems with the station a $58.3 million facilities bond on the November ballot would solve. Both Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue and South Kitsap Fire and Rescue are going to voters this fall, asking them to approve bonds that would pay to upgrade or replace facilities they say are outdated and unsafe: stations that were built by volunteers in the 1960s and don’t have room to house modern fire engines, and stations that aren't up to seismic standards, meaning they could collapse in an earthquake, according to fire officials. These aging buildings also lack up-to-date exhaust ventilation systems, decontamination areas and other workplace safety features.


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