New fire station opens north of Lynnwood

Snohomish County Fire District 1 crews started responding from a new fire station just north of Lynnwood today.

The new 13,000-square-foot station at 3922 156th Street SW includes crews quarters, a multipurpose training room and bays for an engine and a medic unit. Three firefighters will be on duty at the station around the clock.

“The location just east of Highway 99 was selected to optimize response times after Fire District 1 conducted an extensive study of call loads and patterns as well as travel times,” said Leslie Hines, spokesperson for the department.

A grand opening and public open house are planned for May 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. The event will include a ceremony with the Fire District 1 Honor Guard and the Snohomish County Firefighters Pipes and Drums; station and fire engine tours; bunker gear demonstrations; 9-1-1 call simulator; interactive Hazard House presentations; the Wheel of Safety game; activities for children and refreshments.

The total cost for the project was $5.4 million and was paid out of the District’s regular property levy.

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