From Depoe Bay Fire District
Depoe Bay Fire District has been awarded an $831,000 grant to rehabilitate and seismically strengthen the Depoe Bay fire station. The grant was awarded through the Oregon Seismic Rehabilitation program which awards funds to rehabilitate critical infrastructure buildings that have a high likelihood of failure during an earthquake. The funds will be used to fortify the fire station in Depoe Bay with the goal of assuring that the building and its occupants survive during and after an earthquake.
The current station, which was constructed in the mid 70’s, is in need of structural repair and seismic bracing. In 2014 the District Board of Directors hired a consultant to identify structure and operational deficiencies of the building. “This is a major upgrade for the Depoe Bay fire station,” according to Chief Williams, “Our community has been awarded a substantial grant which will help us all for years to come.” The District anticipates construction to begin sometime in the spring, and last approximately nine months.
Depoe Bay Rural Protection Fire District covers fourteen miles of the central Oregon coast from the Siletz Keys south to Otter Rock. Career staff and volunteers provide fire protection, rescue and emergency medical services from three stations. For more information about the District visit the website (www.depoebayfire.com) or contact the office (541-764-2202).