People of all ages are invited to celebrate the grand opening of Fire Station 11, Vancouver’s first expansion in its fire services network in 12 years.
Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, Clark County Fire District 5 Commissioner Roy Rhine and Vancouver Fire Chief Brennan Blue will provide remarks at the station, 9606 N.E. 130th Ave., beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday. There will also be a flag-raising ceremony with the Vancouver Honor Guard, a ribbon cutting and “push in” of a new fire engine. The event will also be streamed online on the city of Vancouver’s Facebook and Instagram pages.
Event organizers suggest that attendees park in the East Ridge Business Park directly south of Station 11 on Northeast 95th Street instead of lining residential streets.
The Vancouver Fire Department will operate Fire Station 11, which was funded with $7.5 million from Clark County Fire District 5, an independent taxing district that allocates money for emergency and fire services outside of Vancouver city limits.
New Stations 1 and 2 opened in 2018 were replacements of existing stations and did not expand the department’s network.
For more information, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/station11.