Station 27 - Georgetown
About the Station
Station 27 currently houses one engine company (E27), the department's Urban Search and Rescue Equipment Cache and the Metropolitan Medical Response System Cache. It also houses a key supporting operation — a truck and trailer combination that is specially equipped to serve as a mobile decontamination unit, which can take a large number of people through the decontamination process following exposure to certain toxic substances.
As one of the newer stations in the system, Station 27 was in generally fair condition, but was slightly out of compliance with current seismic codes. The remodel work was completed in July 2013.
About the Project
As a seismic and safety upgrade station, Station 27 received some additional seismic bracing to meet current codes. The project also included remodeling of the crew's living spaces.
The design work done by Weavers Architects included interior remodeling to accommodate apparatus support functions, including decontamination equipment and crew preparation and vehicle maintenance functions. As part of this remodel, the west apparatus bay was shortened and reconfigured to house these support functions. The other two full apparatus bays continue to house the station's engine and the mobile decontamination unit. Some functions moved to a small addition on the north side.
Emergency services remained on site while the station was being upgraded. The firefighters occupied the east portion of the building during the first phase and the west portion during the second phase of construction performed by Van Rossen Construction of Everett, WA.
Completed Station Features
- One reduced-length apparatus bay and two full-length bays
- Decontamination/clean room
- Maintenance work area and battery charging alcove
- Storage for major disaster supplies and EMS equipment
Administrative and Crew Areas:
- Station office
- Bunker gear room
- Beanery kitchen and dining room
- Physical fitness room
- Firefighter bunk rooms
- Toilet/shower rooms
- Laundry room
- July 2013: Project construction completed.
- Fall 2012: Start of construction.
- December 2011: Open house held at station to provide neighbors a look at their station and view the construction plans.
- November 2010: Weaver Architects selected to provide design services.