The new Tukwila Fire Station 51 is the first of the fire stations included in a 2016 bond measure to enhance the City’s public safety infrastructure.
The architectural design incorporates massive brick walls, vertical metal slots, and high-performance fiberglass windows on all stations included in the bond. Hence, their facades are identical, and all look like a “family.”
The station is a one-story building with a two-apparatus bay, six bunk rooms, a kitchen, a training room, and support spaces for the crew.
It was designed to improve the health, mental safety, and well-being of the City’s firefighters and project a sense of permanence, reliability, and protection to the community.
The location of the bays facilitates a speedy exit by responding vehicles. With this project, the City of Tukwila hopes to emphasize the strength and stability of the local fire department.