In the coming days, North Metro Fire Rescue District will begin the demolition of Station 61 on Midway Boulevard to make way for a larger, more modern fire station in its place.
Station 61 was originally built in 1956 and has undergone multiple remodels over the past 65 years. However, in order to meet the community’s needs for decades to come, North Metro Fire will need to completely rebuild the station. The new station will more than double in size compared to the existing structure, providing approximately 12,000 square feet of space for living quarters and four bays to house emergency vehicles.
The larger facility will allow North Metro Fire to add emergency response resources to Broomfield to meet the community’s growth into the future. Once completed, a battalion chief overseeing emergency operations in Broomfield will be housed at Station 61, in addition to Engine 61, Medic 61 and five firefighters. The new station will also include enhanced firefighter safety features to meet modern-day standards and measures to reduce external noise for the surrounding neighborhood.
“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,” said North Metro Fire Chief David Ramos. “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.”
The new Station 61 was designed by Allred Architects in Broomfield and will be constructed by Golden Triangle Construction. The station is scheduled to be completed in late 2022. Progress of the construction will be shared via North Metro Fire's social media channels and on its website throughout the rebuilding process.
While construction is underway, North Metro Fire has strategically relocated personnel and resources to minimize the impact on emergency response. Engine 61 and three firefighters are operating out of a temporary fire station on 1st Avenue next to North Metro Fire’s Headquarters, while Medic 61 and two firefighters are operating out of Station 65, adjoining Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport.