Bond: Capital Facilities Projects
Facilities Bond Approved
We would like to thank the community for their support of our facilities bond in the August 2nd Primary Election. Because of your support, the district will be able to fund projects to improve your safety, and the health and safety of our firefighters.
We will continue to share information about the bond and provide updates on this page as we make progress on implementing these service improvements.
The bond will fund the construction of a fire training facility on land owned by the Fire District adjacent to Station 58 (Swede Hill).
Renovations of Stations 53 (Fox Island), 57 (Crescent Valley), 58 (Swede Hill) and 59 (Artondale) will also take place. Some do not meet ADA requirements or current seismic standards. They also lack living quarters to accommodate current and projected staffing levels, and a diverse work force.
Station 51 in Gig Harbor, the district’s busiest station, will be replaced at the same location to accommodate additional personnel and modern emergency apparatus.
Decontamination areas at stations will be improved to remove carcinogens and toxic chemicals from fire and medical calls. Cancer is a leading cause of death among firefighters, and decontamination areas provide a healthier work environment for emergency personnel.
The bond will last for 20 years and is projected to cost $9.90 per month for the owner of a $500,000 home. The district will begin collecting the tax revenue in January 2023.
Thank you again for your support.
Capital Facilities Bond Proposal
In The News
Gig Harbor Fire bond passing with over 66 percent of vote – Gig Harbor Now, August 2, 2022
New training facility for Gig Harbor Fire on 2022 election ballot – King5 News, July 19, 2022
Gig Harbor Fire hopes voters deliver long-awaited training facility – Gig Harbor Now, July 19, 2022
Letter to the Editor: Support Gig Harbor Fire Bond – Gig Harbor Now, May 23, 2022
Wildfire season is fast approaching. Here’s what Gig Harbor is doing to be prepared – News Tribune, May 2022
Gig Harbor Fire to Put Facilities Bond on August Ballot | Patch – April 13, 2022
Gig Harbor Fire asks voters to fund station improvements | Gig Harbor Now – April 12, 2022
Here’s what the Gig Harbor Fire bond would cost, what it’ll fund and how to weigh in | The Peninsula Gateway – March 20, 2022
Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One plans bond measure, seeks comment | Gig Harbor Now – March 17, 2022
Gig Harbor firefighters face a steep climb for a good cause | Gig Harbor Now – March 11, 2022
Call Volumes Continue to Climb for Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One | Gig Harbor Now – January 27, 2022
Gig Harbor Fire Department Sending More Responders Out on Fire, Medical Calls | Gig Harbor Now – January 4, 2022
Gig Harbor Fire Approves $80 Million Plan. Here’s what they may ask voters to fund | The Peninsula Gateway – December 20, 2021
Gig Harbor Fire Approves Facility Plan, Levy Request Likely | Patch – December 17, 2021
Fire Chief Recommends Bond for Training Center, Upgrades to Three Stations | Gig Harbor Now – December 15, 2021
Gig Harbor Fire May Ask Voters to Help Fun Live Fire Training Tower, Station Updates | The Peninsula Gateway – November 7, 2021
Additional Documents & Information:
- Questions About the Bond?
- Call Volumes Continue to Increase for Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One
- Board of Fire Commissioners Passes Resolution for Facilities Bond
- Board of Fire Commissioners to Meet on Facilities Bond Resolution
- Call Volumes Continue to Climb for GHFMO
- Gig Harbor Fire Board Adopts Capital Facilities Plan
- GHFMO to Introduce Capital Facilities Plan