North Metro Fire Station 61 to be demolished to make way for larger space

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North Metro Fire Rescue District’s Midway Boulevard station will soon be demolished to make way for a bigger building.

Demolition is expected to take place as early as the end of next week. Station 61, located at 1275 West Midway Blvd. in Broomfield, was built in 1956 and has undergone multiple remodels since. The new build will more than double the size of the current station, providing about 12,000 square feet of space for living quarters and four bays for emergency vehicles. It’s expected to be completed in late 2022.

“The new station will allow North Metro Fire to add emergency response resources to Broomfield to meet the community’s growth into the future,” a news release from North Metro Fire reads. “Once completed, a battalion chief overseeing emergency operations and personnel in Broomfield will be housed at Station 61, in addition to Engine 61 and Medic 61.”

The new station will also include enhanced safety measures, such as better ventilation of the living quarters, equipment to decontaminate firefighter gear, better lighting, one-level living and measures to reduce external noise for the surrounding neighborhood, the release said.

The fire district has been relocating crews and emergency vehicles from the station to minimize the impact on response. Engine 61 and three firefighters moved to a temporary fire station on First Avenue next to North Metro Fire’s Headquarters, and Medic 61 and two firefighters moved to Station 65, joining Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport.

“Station 61 is at the heart of Broomfield, and we are excited to build a station that will enhance the beauty of the community it serves while providing the necessary resources to support a growing city,” North Metro Fire Chief David Ramos stated in the release. “We’ve worked closely with the city and county as well as our neighbors to design a station that will be a great resource and space for the surrounding community.”

Construction is slated to begin at the start of December, and crews will primarily work between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. weekdays, in accordance with Broomfield’s guidelines.