Groundbreaking of new Salt Lake City Fire Station No. 3 set for Wednesday, June 7

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LOCATION: 2425 S. 900 East

On Wednesday, June 7, at 9 a.m., Salt Lake City Fire Department will break ground at 2425 S. 900 East for its new Fire Station No. 3.

The current Station No. 3 is located at 1085 Simpson Avenue (2300 S. and 1085 East). Those expected to participate in the ceremony include: Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski; Councilmember Lisa Adams from District 7; Fire Chief Karl Lieb; and other city officials, dignitaries and businesses.

According to Deputy Fire Chief Robert McMicken, the new station will be constructed in 365 days, with a budget of $8.9 million. He said the new station will better accommodate the department’s large apparatus and meet the expanding needs of the Sugarhouse area.

“We feel confident that this new station will improve our ability to provide exceptional service to the Southeast area of the City,” McMicken said.

The station will be a Net Zero, LEED-certified, gold facility. “Fire Station No. 3 will be the third in the country to boast being Net Zero – a design concept that utilizes solar features, specialized insulations, natural light and other energy-efficient materials so the building creates as much energy as it consumes,” McMicken said.

Two other fire departments in the country employ this standard include the following: 1. Seattle Fire Department; and 2. Salt Lake City Fire Department (with its rebuild of Station 14, which is currently under construction).

The current Station 14, which is the oldest fire station in the City, is located at 1560 S. Industrial Road (1900 West). The new Station 14 is set for completion later this summer, and it is located at 3800 West and California Avenue (1285 South).

The architectural firm on the project is Blalock and Partners, and the construction company is Wadman Construction. Construction is set to begin on Friday, June 16.

About the Salt Lake City Fire Department: The Salt Lake City Fire Department services about 94 square miles utilizing 14 full-time fire stations at strategic locations throughout the city. The department employs 327 sworn firefighters who provide all the first-response, emergency services in the Capital City and who provide mutual aid to other fire departments along the Wasatch Front.