FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2023
Fire Chief Randy Fehr
Office (360) 825-5544
Cell (253) 561-2630
Administrative staff moves to temporary location
ENUMCLAW, WASH. – To create needed space for firefighters at the fire station, the administrative staff for the Enumclaw Fire Department will be moving to a temporary location at 2884 Griffin Avenue, Suite A starting in February. Our mailing address will remain 1330 Wells Street Enumclaw WA 98022.
The new administration office will be open to the public for administrative assistance such as burning permits and public records requests NOT emergency services. There will be no emergency responders at the administrative offices.
Please note: If you are experiencing a medical or fire emergency, please dial 911.
Blood pressure checks will still be offered at Station 41, 1330 Wells Street, during business hours.
The current fire station, built in 1968, is no longer able to support both the duties of administrative staff and emergency responders. The move will free up space for the additional firefighters, hired-as promised-with the passage of the fire levy lid lift, last August, and allow for additional storage of public records and personal protective equipment used by firefighters.
This temporary solution is necessary while the fire department works on updating its Capital Facilities Plan (CFP). The Enumclaw community has grown significantly over the years and the updated CFP will identify the department’s current and future station needs. In the meantime, administrative staff will lease space at 2884 Griffin Avenue Suite A, located about a mile from the fire station. The department expects to be moved in by February 10.
“It’s not possible to add additional space to the fire station. It’s built out to the limits of the lot,” Fire Chief Randy Fehr said. “Public and firefighter safety come first and our firefighters and administrative staff need this space to serve the community. This temporary solution will help while we work on identifying a long-term solution through our Capital Facilities Plan.”
The Enumclaw Fire Department provides fire and life safety services to 22,500 people over 56 square miles. EFD relies on full-time and volunteer emergency personnel to respond to an average of 2,800 calls a year, 78% of which are for emergency medical service. Firefighters are highly trained to provide quality emergency services often found in larger communities, such as technical rescue, hazardous material spills, auto extrication, fire prevention and life safety programs.