Two of the four fire stations in the Clallam 2 Fire Rescue District are too old to meet current building code and housing requirements and must be torn down and replaced. But there’s a problem. The lot sizes of both the Gales Addition and the Dry Creek stations are too small to build modern facilities.
Clallam 2 Fire Chief Jake Patterson says they have no choice but to find new properties to build two new stations. “Both the current Dry Creek and Gales Addition fire stations were originally built as all-volunteer stations, and then they were added onto in the late 70s, with a couple more apparatus spaces. But they have no modern fire protection systems, they have no vehicle exhaust capture systems, modern fire apparatus doesn’t fit in them, and there’s a whole myriad of health and safety issues related to them.”