District 34 Fire Stations 14 and 18 are located outside the City but are manned and managed by the Redmond Fire Department under the Fire Department Services Agreement between the City and District. The City of Redmond and Fire Protection District 34 have hired Reid Middleton to design seismic upgrades and prepare bid documents for both fire stations.
Fire Stations, along with hospitals and police stations, are designated as essential facilities by building code. The proposed fire station seismic upgrades are crucial to ensure safe and uninterrupted operation of our regional critical facilities after an earthquake. Seismic upgrades for essential facilities must go beyond “life safety” standards to a higher level of protection. This is to minimize damage so that these facilities have an improved capability to respond to emergencies after an earthquake.