Fire Station 16 and the adjacent Fire Department Fleet Shop facility are in the SE Redmond Neighborhood. The City of Redmond has hired Reid Middleton to design seismic upgrades and prepare bid documents for both buildings.
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.