The first new fire station in the city in nearly 30 years is targeting LEED v4 Gold, as well as Salmon-Safe certification, and will provide opportunities for community engagement.
20,000 square feet
Fire Station 10 takes shape in Bellevue (Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce)
Construction of new fire station to begin (City of Bellevue)
A five-bay fire and EMS station, Bellevue Fire Station 10 will serve as the city’s primary emergency response station serving the downtown area. The building provides live/work accommodations tailored to the needs of 14 emergency responders working 48-hour shifts, with a kitchen and dining area, fitness room, bunk rooms, and restrooms, as well as new offices for the Battalion Chief, including a fire command center and training classroom.
The design of Fire Station 10 will create a healthy environment for emergency responders living and working within, while restoring wetland habitat on the site. Operational functions are organized to the south of the building to maximize the buffer from nearby residential neighborhoods. Communal living, kitchen, and dining areas, as well as bunk rooms, are located in the north side, with views of the adjacent forest and wetlands. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide plentiful natural light and views of the outdoors during the day, while innovative interior lighting technology along primary routes to the apparatus bay helps first responders adjust as they move throughout the building at night.
Envisioned as a civic amenity, the station balances public and secure areas to provide opportunities for engagement with the community. The southern end of the apparatus bay, which faces onto McCormick Park, includes a training wall and hydrant for open air ladder and hose exercises. The entry gallery will display artifacts related to the history of the Bellevue Fire Department and neighborhood, while a training classroom opens to views of the park and downtown. Read more about the project below.