KENMORE — The Northshore Fire Department hosted an open house and pancake breakfast on May 15 to celebrate the new headquarters fire station located at 7220 NE 181st Street.
The fire chief, fire commissioners, fire marshal and firefighters flipped pancakes for over 1,000 people. The long awaited open house included self-guided tours of the new station.
“This is a beautiful building. I live across the street and have watched the station being built from the ground up,” said Tim Crabtree.
“We enjoy watching the firefighters train at the drill tower,” said Tim’s wife, Lynne.
The crowd took advantage of information available at booths from the cities of Kenmore and Lake Forest Park, the Emergency Services Coordinating Agency (ESCA) and Evergreen Health Care. State Farm Insurance brought their interactive 911 simulator so kids could practice calling 911.
Lake Forest Park TruValue Hardware sold carbon monoxide detectors, smoke alarms and fire extinguishers.
The event wouldn’t have been possible without volunteers from the Firefighters Local #2459, the Inglemoor High School Key Club and the Northshore Fire Department’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).