Station 36 - Delridge/Harbor Island
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 the south end of Seattle. 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 is in generally fair condition, but requires some minor seismic retrofits to meet current earthquake safety standards.
About the Project
As a seismic and safety upgrade station, Station 36 requires additional seismic bracing to meet current earthquake safety codes.
Also, a small building addition and minor interior remodels are expected to create space for the apparatus bay support functions — including decontamination, crew preparation and vehicle maintenance — expected to be added to all stations in the system. In addition, the existing administrative area will be converted into a station office and lobby that will offer improved operations and security. These actions will displace some crew areas, so the remodel is anticipated to include a reconfiguration of bunk and living space.
During construction, the station will be 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.
The project is in schematic design.
October 2010: Johnston Architects was selected as the project architects.
Planned Station Features
- 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
- Anticipated Start Date: 2011
- Anticipated Completion: 2014
Seismic & Safety Upgrade
Address: 3600 23rd Ave. SW
Date Built: 1971