Muldoon Fire Station No. 6 Grand Opening Dedication, 1 p.m. Saturday
Legislative funding leads to new station, increased safety for Northeast neighborhoods
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - On Saturday, the Northeast Anchorage legislative delegation will attend the dedication ceremony for the new Muldoon Fire Station #6 in East Anchorage. Senator Bill Wielechowski and Representatives Max Gruenberg and Pete Petersen secured $6 million in state backing for this project in 2010. Replacing the outdated Fire Station #6 building has long been a top priority for the Northeast Anchorage area, and, as stated in the Municipality of Anchorage’s press release, the new station will be a “symbol of pride for years to come.”
“The new Muldoon Fire Station will cut response times and save lives, and it will help our firefighters better protect Northeast Anchorage neighborhoods now and as Anchorage continues to grow,” Rep. Petersen said.
The new Muldoon Fire Station #6 is 13,900 square feet, almost double the size of the old station, and it has four apparatus bays for emergency vehicles and 10 dorm rooms. The Legislature had previously voted to fund the project in 2008, but it was vetoed by Governor Sarah Palin.
“This was a real team effort to get to this day,” said Rep. Gruenberg. “It’s exciting to see all the hard work by the community and everyone involved pay off with a wonderful new facility that will benefit East Anchorage for decades.”
“This fire station has been a top priority for our community for many years,” Sen. Wielechowski added. “It will make East Anchorage much safer. I am glad we were able to work with the community to secure the funding for it at the state level.”
Dedication ceremony for the new Muldoon Fire Station #6, Saturday, October 27 at 1:00 p.m., 1301 Patterson Street
(Please park at Begich Middle School.)
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Grand opening AFD Station 6
The Anchorage Fire Department is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new fire station 6. The fire department has spent the last decade upgrading and modernizing its inventory of fire stations; Station 6 is one of the last stations to be upgraded.
The new station has private sleeping quarters for each firefighter, more space for apparatus and storage, and improved living areas.
Designed by Burkhart Croft Architects, the station was designed to be functional and low-cost to maintain, while complementing the neighboring Begich Middle School, and fitting it with the nearby homes and residential area.
The fire department is constructing its new facilities to last 50 plus years so the residents of Anchorage and the Northeast Community can rest assured that its new fire station will be a symbol of pride for many years to come.
Address: 1301 Patterson St
Opening Ceremony: 1:00-1:30pm
Open House: 1:30-4:00pm
Please park at Begich Middle School.
Here are some facts about Fire Station 6:
- Amount received from the Alaska Legislature: $6M (FY2011)
- Cost to build: $4.8M
- Architect: Burkhart Croft
- Contractor: SR Bales Construction
- The new station is 13,900 square feet.
- Construction duration: 14 months (June 2011 to August 2012)
- The old station was less than 7,000 square feet It is home to Engine 6 and Medic 6. There are 4 apparatus bays and 10 dorm rooms.
Posted: October 26, 2012