Davis Partnership Architects designed and built Fire Station 12 with an administrative area and separate training facility on a single site for Eagle River (C)) Fire Protection District.
On the station side, which is a far more complex job, having that program document, which is really the road map to completion, is critical. But, while this is important advice, the best piece of advice I received this year was regarding renovating/expanding existing an existing fire station.
The solution was renovation of an existing town building that served the sewer and highway departments and as police storage after the town purchased an adjacent building for the highway department.
Fortunately for the fire district, a couple of grants, funds from the city, and fire department money were put together to renovate the main station, give it a new design, and make it able to withstand a seismic event.
Center Township (IN) Volunteer Fire Department had contemplated replacing its existing station with one that would meet the future needs of the department and the township for several years.
A short video following a Florida fire station's makeover.
The new station is about a half a mile from the old station, and is a 7,200-square-foot, metal-built, three-bay station.
EMS departments and squads work closely with architects in planning and designing those spaces to make them most effective for the stations’ responders.
The town of Queen Creek, Arizona, has grown rapidly in the past 10 years, nearly doubling its population to 42,500 residents living in its 30-square-mile area. With the increase in population, housing, and commercial enterprises, the town needed to upgrade its fire protection facilities.
In this article, Plymovent has identified four indoor air quality trends that are shaping fire/EMT design, based on our distributors’ discussions with the fire service community and architectural and engineering firms.