Rosemont Station 55 officially opened on August 20, 2018. The community helped us celebrate during an Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 6. A brief ceremony was held at 11:30 a.m. Guests toured the new fire station, met firefighters who operate out of the station, learned fire and life safety tips, and took a quick lesson in hands-only CPR during the family-friendly event.
Station 55 is located on a 2.6-acre site along Hidden Springs Road near Rosemont. It shares a southern boundary with Trillium Creek Primary School. The new station’s service area includes single- and multi-family housing, commercial structures, and areas of forest and agricultural land.
Why a New Station?
Fire District leadership conducted a thorough analysis of population density, incident types, and traffic when determining the ideal location for the new station. TVF&R identified the need for a station in this location to ensure fast and effective emergency response to local residents and to strengthen emergency response in the greater West Linn area. Due to the topography of the area and transportation network in West Linn, locating the station at the top of the hill at this location offers the best coverage and fastest response times to emergency incidents.
Rosemont Station 55 is a single-story fire station staffed around the clock by a four-person crew with room to expand if call volume increases. The station features a community meeting room.
Construction and Project Highlights
The crew moved into their new quarters on August 20. Firefighters are now operating out of Station 55 and responding to incidents.
Firefighters began responding to emergency incidents out of Station 55 on August 20.
The station is steadily nearing completion as contractors continue final punch list work.
Landscape work is nearly complete. The tiller truck drove through the apparatus bay in preparation for move-in. Meanwhile, contractors installed office furniture as well as cabinets in the shop.
Contractors completed all concrete work on the site. Half-street improvements required by the city are nearly complete.
Apparatus bay doors are installed, and the final concrete pour at the station is complete. Inside the station, the EMS sink is in place, and appliances are being installed.
Installation of interior finishes is ongoing, and exterior site work continues. Contractors are nearly finished with installation of mechanical systems.
Siding installation is nearly complete. Contractors poured concrete for sidewalks; completed the epoxy floors in the locker rooms, public restrooms and utility closet; and installed interior casework in the kitchen, locker rooms, laundry room and community room.
Contractors completed drywall installation. Roof work is nearing completion, and installation of exterior finishes continues.
Contractors installed shingles on the roof and begin installing siding. Below, preparation for the sidewalk begins, and contractors install the ceiling grid in the station's exercise room.
Contractors continue to move forward with roofing and drywall installation. Meanwhile, painting and installation of exterior finishes begins on the new station.
Roof work continues and contractors begin the installation of stone veneer on the exterior of the station. Below, the heat pumps are placed, and drywall installation continues.
Contractors completed framing work on the building and began installing interior insulation and drywall. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-in work continues.
Contractors began installing windows. Roofing work and building wrap installation is ongoing. Drywall was installed in the future community room, and shower installation started.
Contractors began wrapping the building and installing the roof. Meanwhile, framing continues along with mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-in work.
Building wrap and roof installation is ongoing. Below, electrical and plumbing rough-in work continues. Contractors installed the air ducts in the station's future community room.
Site work continues. Contractors installed roof trusses and continue to frame the future station.
Framing work is ongoing. Contractors installed the roof trusses, and the concrete block enclosures for the future generator and propane tank are complete.
Site utility work continues. Building construction is underway. Contractors poured the slab and started framing.
Framing materials are stocked for the work in progress. Contractors have placed the stem walls on footings for the station's garden shed, below.
The project is moving along. Contractors continue concrete work and prepare for framing to begin.
The concrete slab takes shape.
Contractors are keeping busy on the site with excavation and concrete work and importing fill for site subgrade.
Contractors poured the footings and continue work beneath the wall. A vehicle barrier has been installed.
Site work continues. Contractors are installing electrical and plumbing utility infrastructure. Excavation for building footings is complete. Formwork and pours are scheduled.
The retaining wall is complete. Contractors work on fine grading for the main portion of the building pad. Below, plumbing and electrical infrastructure is installed.
Contractors are importing fill for site sub-grade and concrete work. Excavation and other site work continues.
Contractors import fill, build a retaining wall and form footings.
Contractors began installation of a mechanically stabilized retaining wall.
Construction is underway, and we would like to thank our neighbors for the donation of a picnic table for our contractors to use on site.
The project team has received site permits from the city, and the contractor has started mobilization activities.
Contractors prepared a portion of the site for a job shack that was delivered and placed.
The architect and engineering team submitted plans to the city of West Linn for permit review and approval.
The city approved the conditional land-use application, and the appeal period closed. The architect continued to develop plans, and the project team completed the quality assurance review.
The city of West Linn held a land-use hearing on December 7. The project team continued to work on the development of plans and specifications for the station.
The city deemed the land-use application for Station 55 complete.
The project team submitted the land-use application to the city of West Linn on September 13.
The project team continued to work through the land-use application approval process. The team attended the Hidden Springs Neighborhood Association meeting on June 21.
TVF&R purchased property from the West Linn-Wilsonville School District. A schematic design of the station was completed, and a pre-application conference with the city was held on May 19.
Due-diligence work was completed. The district expected to close on property acquisition within the next few weeks.