Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue's new Raleigh Hills Station 70 opened its doors on October 1. It is staffed by two paramedics who respond to medical calls in Medic Unit 70. Unlike other stations in the District that operate around the clock, this station is staffed during peak hours on Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Outside of these hours, emergency calls are divided between nearby West Slope Station 65 and Progress Station 53.
The community is invited to an open house on Saturday, November 14, from to 2 to 4 p.m. The celebration includes an ice cream social, station and medic unit tours, fire safety house activities for children, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce.
Station 70 is located in a newly constructed building in the Raleigh Hills Professional Center in the northwest corner of Southwest Laurelwood and Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway. This station allows the District to provide targeted services to medical emergencies. Station 70's immediate response area includes 5,979 addresses in West Slope, Raleigh Hills, and Beaverton, including single- and multi-family dwellings and commercial and retail structures.
The existing building required a structural and elevation remodel to accommodate a station. Plans called for replacing the existing storefront windows with new apparatus bay bi-folding doors, modifying the storefront entrance to match adjacent buildings, and adding station signage, a 911 emergency phone, and exterior lighting.
8299 S.W. Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway
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Construction and Project Highlights
Station 70 remained on schedule to open in October. The apparatus bay was completed.
The front of the station continued to take shape. Construction crews installed station signage above the apparatus bay.
Construction crews focused on painting, tile installation, and casework installation work. Mechanical and electrical trim out continued. The project remained on schedule for completion this fall.
The photo above shows the entry to the station while the image on the right shows the closet for information technology.
Work crews installed tile in the shower area (above) and completed casework installation in the station's emergency medical services room (above on the right).
The drywall installation was completed. Crews continued mechanical and electrical work.
Drywall was installed on the west wall of the apparatus bay, and glazing panels were placed in the storefront window frames above the station entrance.
Crews poured the new concrete slab and started on the interior framing for the station.
Construction crews began work on Station 70.
Construction crews created an opening for the new bay doors and began work on the future station's interior.
The City of Beaverton approved permits for the station. Construction is scheduled to start at the beginning of May.
Permit documents are complete and submitted to the City of Beaverton. Pending permit approval, the project team could begin construction in April.