Thursday, November 17, 2011
Come down and see the firehouse
Anyone reading this blog over the last couple years knows what fans we are of our neighborhood fire team. The Seattle Fire Department's Fire Station 34 is holding an open house this Saturday, so everyone will have the opportunity to meet the firefighters and sit in Engine 34, shown above.
In one form or another this firehouse (located at 633 32nd Avenue E.) has been protecting the neighborhood for a long time. We culled this picture from the Seattle Fire Department's website:
It shows the Fire Station as it looked in about 1921. Although the current firehouse is considered to be in "generally fair condition," it does not meet current seismic standards. As a result, it is scheduled for a structural upgrade, a project which will take three years and include an expansion of the work space. The design of the new station will be on display during the open house, which will be held from 1 to 3 pm on Saturday, November 19.