Fire Station Replacements Project
Fire Stations 42 (Downtown Headquarters) and 45 (Canyon Park) are being completely replaced by new, modern fire stations. These two new buildings will allow Bothell Fire Department to continue providing the community with first-class emergency services for the next fifty years.
Left to Right: Deputy Mayor Jeanne Zornes, Mayor Liam Olsen, Councilmember James McNeal, Councilmember Tom Agnew.
The Latest News
10/29/2021: The official Groundbreaking Ceremony for both Fire Stations 42 and 45 was held on Thursday, October 28, and Station 45 was demolished in mid-October. Building permits have been approved for both facilities and groundwork is underway. Demolition of Fire Station 42 is expected to take place in early 2022.
See the monthly project report for additional updates.
The project is almost entirely funded by the Safe and Secure Bond worth $35.5 million. On Feb. 2, 2021, City Council approved an amended Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) and total project cost of $38 million. The additional $2.5 million of the total project cost will be funded by fire impact fees. See Agenda Bill 21-007 for additional information.
Both stations will exceed industry standards, follow best practices of "Healthy-In, Healthy-Out," to maximize firefighter safety, and will offer ample room for growth.
More specifically, they will feature:
- Individual sleeping rooms to support gender diversity in the modern fire service
- Decontamination areas for bunker gear and equipment
- Adequate storage space for the proper care and storage of emergency vehicles and equipment
- Dedicated fitness rooms to support firefighter health and readiness
- Buildings designed to the latest seismic and code requirements for essential facilities
- Large training classroom at Station 42 that is also fully equipped as a modern Emergency Command Center
Station 45 will also a house a satellite police station so that Bothell Police Department can better serve north end residents.