Fire station public hearing on Feb. 8th

The City of Kirkland wants to hear from residents on the process that will lead to the siting of a new fire station in the Finn Hill Neighborhood. An Open House will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8 at Finn Hill Junior High School, 8040 NE 132nd Street, Kirkland. The Open House was originally scheduled for January 18 and was postponed due to adverse weather conditions. City Fire and Capital Improvement Program representatives, as well as the City’s architectural planning firm, will present background information and receive ideas from citizens and businesses about site identification and evaluation. Ideas can also be submitted online http://www.kirklandwa.gov/depart/Public_Works/Capital_Improvements/Comment_or_Ask_a_Question_About_a_CIP_Project.htm and will be shared with the City’s Project Team.

The Holmes Point Fire Station (#25) and the Finn Hill Fire Station (#24) are located within the Finn Hill neighborhood. The Holmes Point Station #25 is a full-service facility that provides responses for emergency medical, fire suppression, and hazardous-materials. It also provides technical rescue, such as vehicle, confined space, water, and trench rescue. The station is staffed by professional fire fighters, who are certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and are equipped to respond to emergency medical calls with an Aid car and a fire engine to respond to fires and rescue calls. The current Finn Hill Fire Station #24 had been the home base of the former Reserve Program and will soon be housing the Kirkland Fire Department Volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program.

For Finn Hill Fire Station project information and to subscribe to receive updates via email, visit www.kirklandwa.gov/finnhillstation. For more about the Open House, contact Kari Page, Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator, Public Works Department at 425-587-3011 or kpage@kirklandwa.gov

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