Firefighters serving the Hilltop area of Oregon City will have a new fire station to call home in 2018. The new Fire Station 16 (which replaces an existing 1970s facility on the same site) will house up to eight fire fighters and the Clackamas Fire District #1 battalion chief. It includes a larger apparatus bay accommodating five emergency response vehicles and a new ladder truck. The 12,000-square-foot facility is designed to also support district training activities.
Station 16 will be an efficient, flexible space designed to facilitate fast emergency response times and adapt to evolving firefighting protocols, staffing needs, and technologies over the next 50-100 years. The fire station design reflects both its current suburban and rural service area and the historic significance of Oregon City. Through the Energy Trust of Oregon’s Path to Net Zero program, the project is incorporating energy-efficient envelope design, passive cooling, daylight harvesting, and rooftop solar panels, making this essential facility both structurally and energy resilient.