The Willamette station serves the historic Willamette District
in the city of West Linn, as well as Interstate 205. Easy access to the Willamette and Tualatin Rivers makes this the logical location for the District’s Water Rescue Team. This team acts as the primary responder to water rescue emergencies within the TVF&R service area and assists other jurisdictions as a support unit in a variety of water rescue tasks.
This station was re-built in 2010 using funds from TVF&R's voter-approved bond
. It was constructed to survive a major earthquake and is large enough to accommodate today’s modern fire apparatus. It also allows the District’s Water Rescue Team to keep its water rescue vehicle hooked up to Boat 59, dramatically improving the team’s response time.
The station is energy efficient and designed to meet a certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. The building incorporates extensive use of natural light, solar panels to preheat water, on-demand water heaters, and rain-water capture for toilets, use of low emission and recycled construction materials and high-efficiency lighting, heating and cooling systems. The $2.26 million station was designed with extensive public input. TVF&R participated in over 40 public meetings with neighborhood associations, historical resource advisory groups, the Planning Commission, and the West Linn City Council detailing plans for reconstructing fire stations in West Linn.