Station 36 - Delridge/Harbor Island

Updated: May 10, 2013

About the Station
Station 36 houses one engine company (E36), the department's Tunnel Rescue Unit, and, because of its proximity to Elliott Bay and surrounding industrial sites, the marine specialty unit designated to serve Seattle's south end. The marine specialty unit provides specialized equipment and trained personnel to respond to marine fires and emergencies.

As one of the newer stations in the system, Station 36 was in generally fair condition, but required some minor seismic retrofits to meet current earthquake safety standards.

About the Project
As a seismic and safety upgrade station, Station 36's roof to wall connections were reworked to meet current seismic structural codes.

Also, an addition to the north side was built to provide bunk spaces, an ADA accessible restroom and a dayroom area.  The existing south side of the building became a new physical training room, storage for the firefighters' protective bunker gear and a new decontamination space.  A new power service and an upgrade to the mechanical system was also included in the remodel work.

Temporary Relocation
During construction, the station was relocated to an interim facility near the current site to ensure continued fire and emergency medical response to the neighborhoods served by Fire Station 36.

Current Status
The project construction has been completed and the crew has been occupying the remodeled station since April 2014.


  • July 2014: Open house held with approximately 100 people attending.
  • Spring 2014: Construction completed.
  • September 2013: Construction began.

Planned Station Features
Technical Capacities:

  • Bay space for two apparatus, including marine specialty unit
  • Decontamination/clean room
  • Maintenance work area and battery charging alcove
  • Storage for major disaster supplies and EMS equipment
  • Hose dryer and storage alcove

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


  • Design Start Date: 2011
  • Construction start date: September 2013
  • Completion: Spring 2014
  • Community Open House: July 12, 2014