June 1, 2012
Newly renovated Station 18 located at 8720 SW 30th
On Saturday, June 2nd Portland Fire & Rescue’s (PF&R) Station 18 will hold a Station Open House from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. This event will mark the completion of the Multnomah Village station’s year long renovation process and over 60 years of service to the SW Portland community. This is the last of PF&R’s 30 stations to be seismically upgraded under the 1998 General Obligation Bond.
The public and media are invited to tour the station, which is located at 8720 SW 30th. The celebration will begin at 11:30 am with an opening ceremony, 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, Station 18 was relocated to a different location at 7780 SW Capital Highway. In 1961 a new facility was constructed at its current location. To meet the demands of the growing city, Station 18’s members, apparatus and equipment were temporarily moved to a vacant occupancy on SW Barbur Boulevard in order to seismically upgraded and remodel the structure with funds from a General Obligation bond. This year-long renovation was completed in 2012.