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Lewiston Fire Station Open House on July 21

LEWISTON – The Lewiston Fire Department would like to invite members of the community to an open house on Thursday, July 21, 2022, from 6 – 7 p.m. to learn more about Fire Station 4 and the current design proposal for a new fire station in this area.

The open house will begin at 6:00 p.m., at Station 4, 424 Burrell Avenue, Lewiston, Idaho 83501, where attendees will get to explore the nearly 50-year-old structure.

Then, attendees will commute over to the proposed new location for Station 4 at the corner of Bryden Avenue and 5th Street, to learn about why this location was selected and the benefits it has for services to this area of the community.

The Lewiston Fire Department provides fire protection services covering over 17 square miles and serving over 33,000 people. Additionally, the department provides
emergency medical services (EMS) in Idaho and Washington covers three counties, 1,700 square miles, and roughly 55,000 people.

As we see the population growth in the Lewiston area, the Lewiston Fire Department requested a fire station analysis be conducted to determine how best to provide its fire protection and EMS in the future. The study was completed in 2020 and
concludes that the optimal location for relocating station 4 is at the corner of Bryden Avenue and 5th Street.

“This new fire station will improve response times to this growing area of our community and improve the lives and overall well-being of our firefighters,” Fire Chief Travis Myklebust said.

This is a list of the current fire stations in Lewiston and the year each was built:
▪ Station 1: 300 13th Street, built in 1964
▪ Station 2: 1533 Grelle Avenue, built in 1993
▪ Station 4: 424 Burrell Avenue, built in 1973

As these stations age and reach their lifespan of usefulness, Lewiston is presented with the opportunity to replace these stations with facilities in locations that may
allow the Lewiston Fire Department to better execute its mission, which is to, “respond to each call with courage, conviction, and compassion.”

The Lewiston City Council approved the progressive design-build agreement for the next phase of the project at its regular meeting on May 9, 2022, which will bring the
project to 60% design completion.