Seattle Fire Station 32


Seattle Fire Station 32 is a new 18,000 square-foot, three-story steel framed fire station in West Seattle with a concrete hose tower and a two-story double fire pole. Featuring a hanging fire truck sculpture at the entrance, the station’s amenities include 3,500 square feet of two-story covered parking, a weight room, rooftop deck off the beanery kitchen, green roof, and solar heating. The full-length curtain wall at the north elevation showcases the ladder truck in the double-wide drive through apparatus bay, one of three total bays. The glass band around the apparatus bay required a unique lateral system which PCS accommodated by designing a three-sided roof diaphragm anchored to the concrete hose tower and steel moment frame. This facility expands and improves on the old Station 32 built in 1966, which had become too small for the fire department’s needs and was seismically as well as structurally deficient. The new Station 32 is the City of Seattle’s second LEED Platinum fire station.

Photo credit: Janette Ryan