May 29, 2012 -- On June 2nd, Portland Fire & Rescue’s (PF&R) Station 18 will hold an Open House from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm to welcome back personnel and equipment to the newly renovated station. This is the last of PF&R’s 30 stations to be seismically upgraded under the 1998 General Obligation Bond.
Public and media are invited to tour the station, which is located at 8720 SW 30th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97219. The celebration will begin at 11:30 am with an opening ceremony and refreshments, station tours, and demonstrations. Firefighters – past and present – will be on hand to share the station’s rich history with participants, as well as new ways that the crews go beyond firefighting and emergency response to reach out to and enrich their community.
Station 18 serves the Marshall Park, Markham, Far Southwest, West Portland Park, Multnomah, Ash Creek, Crestwood and Maplewood Neighborhood Associations. Station 18 responded to over 1,652 emergency runs in 2011.
Between 1913 and 1941, Station 18 was located at 203 NE 24th Avenue. In 1951, the station was moved to 7780 SW Capital Highway. The station then moved to its current location in 1961. To meet the demands of the growing city, Station 18 was relocated in 2011 to a vacant garden center on SW Barbur Blvd. in order for the station to be seismically upgraded and remodeled with the use of General Obligation bond money. The station remodel was completed in 2012.