Station 81 was built in 1975. It has two dorm areas, administrative offices for the chief, on-duty battalion chief, an administrative battalion chief, the fire marshal and the fire secretary. It also has a company officer office/training room, kitchen, day room, fitness area, a shop area and two bays.
Truck 81, our aerial ladder truck, and Engine 81 respond from this station. The battalion chief command vehicle, the fire marshal's investigation vehicle and a department pickup is also stored here. We have an mobile breathing air supply trailer that is owned from Maritime Fire & Safety Association we store here. Anyone who is a member of the MFSA could request the use of this trailer in an emergency situation.
We have a stand alone air compressor that is used to fill SCBA air bottles for our department and under contract, with Weyerhaeuser Company, Longview Fibre Company, Cowlitz County Fire District #6 - Castle Rock Fire Department, Cowlitz County Fire District #3 - Toutle Fire Department, and Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue.
This station is manned by two companies and the administrative staff. One engine company and one ladder truck company respond from this station. There is a minimum of six line firefighters and one battalion chief on duty 24-hours a day. The fire marshal also works part-time out of this facility and part-time at the Community Development Department located at City Hall at 1528 Broadway Street, Longview.
740 Commerce Avenue
Longview, WA 98632
Last updated: 4/1/2013 1:56:02 PM