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New Liberty Lake Station #3 to Open Soon
Construction workers and technicians are putting the finishing touches on the new Liberty Lake Fire Station #3 located at 21300 E. Country Vista Drive.
SVFD is working through final details with the builder and anticipates receiving the Certificate of Occupancy in the next several weeks. This will be followed by the move of apparatus, equipment and supplies from the current Station #3.
The station is being relocated from 2218 N. Harvard Road to help assure that response coverage keeps pace with development and growth, while maintaining the fast response times our communities rely upon.
One of the most noticeable differences between the two stations are the new bay doors which face Country Vista Drive, which are not only aesthetically pleasing but open twice as fast as the current doors. The new station also has a drive-through bay, eliminating the need to stop traffic while the fire engine backs into the bay.
The $4 million capital project is funded from SVFD reserves and operating expenses. Construction of the new 11,691 square foot station began in March 2017.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours will be held on Monday, December 4 from 11 am – 1 pm. A regular Station Open House event is planned in the Spring of 2018.
Liberty Lake Fire Station #3 provides advanced life support (ALS) with at least one paramedic on duty at all times. The station provides Department-wide support by maintaining the Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) program. In addition to Engine #3, the station also houses support apparatus including the Department’s ATV, air trailer and flatbed tow truck.
SVFD is scheduled to vacate the current Station #3 by the end of 2017, to execute an agreement to sell the property to the Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District for $500,000.
- Julie Happy