Fire Facilities and Emergency Response Levy Program
In November of 2003, 69% of people voting in Seattle approved the Fire Facilities and Emergency Response Levy. Over a nine-year period this program, which started in 2004, will use levy proceeds and other funding to:
- upgrade, renovate, or replace 32 neighborhood fire stations;
- construct a new training facility and upgrade the Fire Department's Fire Alarm Center;
- establish emergency preparedness facilities and disaster response equipment that includes a modern, seismically safe Emergency Operations Center, emergency community supplies, emergency shelter power generators, and emergency water supply capacity for fire fighting in the event the City's fire hydrants are disabled;
- and build a new large fire boat and a new small fire rescue boat; and renovate the Chief Seattle fire boat.