Beacon Hill - Station 13 - Historic
About the Station
Station 13 houses one engine company (E13), a battalion chief unit, and reserve battalion chief unit. It currently serves as the lead station for Battalion V, which serves most of southeast Seattle. In 2004, the station was designated as a landmark. Click here to see the landmark nomination report.
Although Station 13 was built more than 75 years ago, its extensive expansion and renovation in 1987 resulted in many improvements. The south apparatus bay went through emergency seismic repairs in 2001 in response to the Nisqually earthquake.
About the Project
Hoshide Wanzer Williams Architects designed the upgrade of the facility.
The project scope included:
The project is complete.
May 2012: Approximately 1,200 neighbors had the opportunity to tour the upgraded station, meet with local fire fighters and explore children’s activities at the Dedication and Open House event.
April 2012: Project completed.
December 2011: Fire crews moved to temporary quarters at Fire Station 14, located at 3224 Fourth Ave. S. for the duration of the project. The relocation will ensure continued fire response to the neighborhood served by Fire Station 13.
July 2011: Construction started.
June 2011: The battalion chief is temporarily relocated to Fire Station 30 at 2931 S. Mt. Baker Blvd. for the duration of the project.
May 2011: Beisley, Inc. was awarded the construction contract.
September 2010: the city's Landmark Preservation Board approved the exterior design of the project.
February 2009: Hoshide Wanzer Williams Architects were selected to design the project.