Fire Station 10 grand opening next weekend

Firefighters Larry Winterer, Mike Smith and Capt. Joe Hughes. Photo courtesy of Fire District 1.

Snohomish County Fire District 1 will celebrate the grand opening of Fire Station 10 with a dedication and open house on Saturday, May 22, 10 a.m. to noon.

Firefighters started responding to calls from the new station at 3922 156th Street SW north of Lynnwood last month. The event on May 22 will be an opportunity for the public to tour the new station, meet their firefighters and learn about safety.

The grand opening will begin at 10 a.m. with a dedication ceremony and flag-raising featuring the Fire District 1 Honor Guard and the Snohomish County Firefighters Pipes and Drums. The public will be invited to join in the fire service’s version of a ribbon-cutting as officials uncouple a fire house to kickoff the open house. Activities will include:

  • Station, fire engine and medic unit tours.
  • Bunker gear demonstrations.
  • Photos with the 1925 REO fire engine.
  • Interactive Hazard House presentations.
  • Wheel of Safety game.
  • 9-1-1 emergency call simulator.
  • Recipe for Cooking Safety presentation.
  • Fit for Fire healthy refreshments.

“Fire Station 10 is designed to meet the needs of today’s full-time fire and emergency medical service. The location just east of Highway 99 was selected to optimize response times after Fire District 1 conducted an extensive study of call patterns and drive times,” Spokesperson Leslie Hynes said in a news release.

The 13,000-square-foot station includes quarters for the firefighters, a multipurpose training room and apparatus bays for a fire engine and paramedic unit. Three firefighters are on duty at the station around the clock.

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