VRFA invites public to Lea Hill Fire Station dedication, open house in Auburn

The Valley Regional Fire Authority hosts a public dedication and open house at Fire Station 34 on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The community is invited to a day of family fun at their new Lea Hill fire station, 31290 124th Ave. SE, Auburn.

Refreshments, demonstrations, equipment and safety displays will be provided. Children can try on firefighter gear, build their own fire trucks, tour through a fire engine and medical aid vehicle and meet Sparky the Fire Dog and "Pluggie" the fire hydrant robot. Adults can try out a thermal imaging camera used by firefighters, obtain a blood pressure or blood sugar check, tour the facility and learn about home safety.

A formal dedication ceremony will take place at noon, including a presentation of the colors by the VRFA Honor Guard and dedication of the facility by the VRFA Governance Board.

Voters approved the funding for the construction of the Lea Hill Fire Station 34 as part of a capital projects funding measure passed in February 2008.

Originally the old Station 34, located at 31204 124th Ave. SE was slated for remodel, but constructing a new building was shown to be more cost effective and provide a solution to the long-terms needs in providing efficient and effective service to the Lea Hill and VRFA community.

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