Fire Station 5 holding open house on renaming

SATURDAY, AUG. 20, 2011

The Spokane Valley Fire Department is planning another open house today, this one at Station 5, 15510 E. Marietta Ave. The department is on a campaign to rename all its stations so they have names instead of numbers.

Last week’s open house was at Station 4 in Otis Orchards. Predictably, many people suggested it be called the Otis Orchards Fire Station. But Station 5 is just off Sullivan Road on the edge of the Industrial Park and doesn’t present an obvious name. So residents are being asked to stop by the station between 1 and 4 p.m. today to offer suggestions. Sullivan Fire Station? Maybe something referring to the Industrial Park? You help decide.

People will also be able to get a tour of the station and meet Mako the arson dog. The department’s training facility, including a burn tower, is right next door as well.

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