Pile Driving begins this week on the East Side Fire Station in Hoquiam. City Administrator Brian Shay said the project is funded through a $900,000 Community Development Block Grant from the State Department of Commerce, and should be complete by the end of the year.
The new station, – at the same address on Ontario Street, will house personnel and equipment critical to providing fire and emergency medical services to residents, businesses and industrial companies along the waterfront.
For more information on this Hometown Hoquiam Project, please contact Fire Chief Paul Dean at 538-3962 or City Administrator Brian Shay at 538-3983.
I would like to add a sincere thanks to Brian Shay and Alissa Thurman who worked on the grant proposal in a very short time window to make the case that we needed an updated facility to handle calls to the growing industrial area in the Port area. Also it is important to assist our partners at the City of Aberdeen when needed. As the recent issues with the aging Simpson Avenue Bridge have proven, there must be a fire/ambulance presence on the east side of the Hoquiam River. - Hoquiam Mayor Jack Durney