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9611 SE 36th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: 206.275.7600
Fax: 206.276.7663
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New Fire Station 92 (Now Open!)

Mayor Bruce Bassett, the Mercer Island Fire Department, and the International Association of Firefighters, Local 1762, cordially invited all citizens to a dedication ceremony at the new Station 92, on July 18, 2015.
View photos of the ceremony on the MIFD Facebook page



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Architectural sketch
In early January 2014, construction crews began work on the long-awaited replacement of Fire Station 92 by demolishing the existing 50 year old structure.  When it was built in 1962, FS92 used volunteers and had no need for housing or a kitchen; by 1984 those facilities were added, but space was always very tight.

Almost 20 years ago, studies began to reveal that the building was seismically unsound, and would potentially be unable to deliver emergency services during catastrophic events. The City responded by soliciting a design for a new station, and in 2013 identified funds and contracted with Miller Hull architects.

The new building was finished and occupied starting June 11, 2015. Click here for copies of the floorplan.
 

Updated code requirements, safety features, and sustainability measures have been incorporated into the new structure to support the expectations of a modern fire service.  The station is designed with seismic stability in mind to ensure emergency response capabilities even during natural disasters.

 

Some of the state-of-the-art enhancements include:
stoves that automatically turn off when firefighters are called out; exhaust collection systems vented to the exterior; proper apparatus clearances; designated crew areas for a diverse work force; appropriate fire sprinklers and fire alarm systems; a public lobby and private first aid room to assist citizens with blood pressures and emergency care; decontamination and storage areas for protective equipment and medical supplies; an ultra-insulated building envelope; bi-fold bay doors for better draft-sealing; stormwater capture and treatment onsite; a high-efficiency HVAC system; and underfloor radiant heat.


Click for more information on the public sculpture element, created from steel and concrete salvaged from the 9-11 World Trade Center site in New York City.


Construction photos and video from the project are posted here.
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HIGHLIGHT: Most of the demolition materials (70%) were recycled.


7 Jan 2014 - Demolition footage
6-10 January - Demolition (time-lapse)
21 March - Concrete Pour Footage
21 March - Concrete Finishing Footage
5 May - Jan-May Progress (time-lapse)
 

Image Gallery (click images to enlarge)

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Demolition early January 2014

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Demolition went very quickly

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Foundation utilities done

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Ready for the concrete pad in March 2014

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Concrete pad finish work mid-March 2014

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Starting walls in April 2014

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Ground floor walls complete in May 2014

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Public artwork artifacts arrive in June 2014

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Placing vehicle bay roof girders in July 2014

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Preparing roof surface in August 2014

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This vault provides extra treatment for stormwater (Sept 2014)

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Concrete apron prep in Nov 2014

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Time for insulation in Dec 2014

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Drywall in January 2015

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Siding and rigid insulation in Feb 2015

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Landscaping in March 2015

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Interior detailing in April 2015

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Station complete June 2015 !

 

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