Fire department opens new station in Charbonneau
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue recently opened a new fire station in the Charbonneau neighborhood.
Station 54 is the only department facility in the planned community, and its addition means firefighters don't have to travel I-5 to respond to emergencies there.
The district couldn't come to an agreement to purchase land in the area, so it decided to obtain a lease from Willamette Professional Building Owners to occupy a portion of the Northwest Spine and Laser Surgery building on Miley Road next to Charbonneau.
The new 2,600-square-foot station has a paramedic vehicle, sleeping quarters for all genders, a supply room, kitchen and exercise room.
Two employees who operate out of the station respond to medical calls, which make up a large percentage of requests in the neighborhood. The station doesn't have a firetruck, but the employees can also respond to fires.
The department has previously said the new facility will provide faster response times to medical emergencies and allow it to more easily assist Charbonneau in case of a natural disaster.
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