Fire district aims to build satellite station

By on Monday, May 2nd, 2022 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

DIXIE – Walla Walla County Fire District No. 8 has issued a request for qualifications for engineering services for a vehicle storage building in Walla Walla. Chief Bob Clendaniel said the building will essentially be a satellite fire station.

The district proposes constructing a building of approximately 5,000 square feet on 1.63 acres that the district owns near Isaacs Avenue and Mill Creek Road. Site improvements will include, but are not limited to, vehicular access, water hookups and outdoor lighting.

Clendaniel said proposals are due by 4 p.m. on June 1. The document should be enclosed in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Requests for Qualifications – Engineering Design Services for Vehicle Building addressed to Bob Clendaniel, Fire Chief, PO Box 112, Dixie, WA 99329.

The Board of Fire Commissioners will review and possibly award a contract for services at a special meeting at 5 p.m. on June 1 at Walla Walla County Fire District No. 8 meeting hall located at 10127 E. Highway 12 in Dixie.

Clendaniel said the hope is bids for construction of the new building can go out this fall with construction starting in 2023. Based in Dixie, Walla Walla County Fire District No. 8 provides EMS and fire protection services to a wide geographic area north of the cities of Walla Walla and College Place and covers much of the agricultural ground and mountainous regions surrounding the city of Walla Walla.