Glen Echo Fire Station Renovation (P450702)

  • Category: Public Safety

  • Sub Category: Fire/Rescue Service

  • Administering Agency: General Services (AAGE29)

  • Planning Area: Bethesda-Chevy Chase

  • Date Last Modified: 1/6/14

  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No

  • Relocation Impact: None

  • Status: Planning Stage




This project provides for a renovation of the existing 10,800 square feet space, including all HVAC, electrical and life safety systems, correction of code and ADA compliance issues and removal of hazardous material at the Glen Echo fire station at 5920 Massachusetts Avenue. It also includes reallocation of existing space, complete interior building renovation, improvements in all living areas of the station, replacement of all building systems and a temporary facility. In addition, the project also provides for new construction of a 200 square feet covered patio, 360 square feet apparatus bay extension and 500 square feet gear storage/stairway.


5920 Massachusetts Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20816


Glen Echo Fire Station #11 is 52 years old. The station requires a major renovation to meet current and future fire/rescue services delivery requirements. In June 2001, the Station Location and Resources Allocation work group re-affirmed the need for a fire/rescue station in the Glen Echo area to be located on or in the immediate vicinity of the current station. This project is recommended in the Fire, Rescue, Emergency Medical Services, and Community Risk Reduction Master Plan approved by the County Council in October 2005.

Fiscal Note

Debt service for this project will be financed with Consolidated Fire Tax District Funds.


A pedestrian impact analysis has been completed for this project.


Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, Glen Echo Volunteer Fire Department, Department of General Services, Department of Permitting Services, Department of Technology Services, M-NCPPC, Bethesda/Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, Conduit Road Fire Board, WSSC, Pepco, Washington Gas.