Celebrating Station 18


Open house marks completion of yearlong renovation project

MULTNOMAH - Portland Fire & Rescue's Station 18 hosted an open house for the public June 2, marking the completion of its year-long renovation process and its more than 60 years of service to the Southwest Portland community.

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Portland Fire & Rescue Station 18Between 1913 and 1941, Station 18 was located at 203 N.E. 24th Ave. In 1951, Station 18 was relocated to a different location at 7780 S.W. Capital Hwy. In 1961, a new facility was constructed at its current location at 8720 S.W. 30th Ave. in Multnomah Village.

To meet the demands of the growing city, in 2011, Station 18's members, apparatus and

equipment were temporarily moved to a vacant occupancy on Southwest Barbur Boulevard in

order to seismically upgraded and remodel the structure with funds from a 1998 General Obligation bond. This was the last of PF&R's 30 stations to be seismically upgraded under the bond.

The June 2 celebration included an opening ceremony, refreshments, station tours and demonstrations. Firefighters - past and present - were on hand to share the station's rich history with participants, as well as new ways that the crews go beyond firefighting and emergency response to reach out to and enrich their community.

Station 18 serves the Marshall Park, Markham, Far Southwest, West Portland Park, Multnomah, Ash Creek, Crestwood and Maplewood neighborhoods. Station 18 responded to more than 1,652 emergency runs in 2011.

- Portland Fire & Rescue