Two firefighters were killed and 12 others injured, nine seriously, and a city truck driver was critically hurt by an explosion that wrecked the fire station of Engine Company 12.
It is an 11,500-square-foot building that includes three apparatus bays, training facilities, equipment, and storage areas. It can accommodate 11 firefighters.
It can be configured to store the department's PPE, hose, SCBA, and bags in a variety of configurations.
Tempe Fire Station 7 has three double-deep, drive-through apparatus bays, with folding doors at the front and overhead doors at the back.
Learn about some of the issues this fire department encountered in 1948 when it worked to replace a fire station.
DP3 Architects built this 16,000-square-foot Headquarters Station No. 1 for the Clear Spring (SC) Fire Rescue District.
A fire station differs from any other structure in that it must be staffed 24 hours a day and all the facilities and equipment in the building must be ready for immediate use.
Indianapolis (IN) Fire Department (IFD) Chief Ernest Malone recently unveiled "Project Washout," a comprehensive, in-house, fire gear maintenance, management, and repair program.
Fire Department of New York's (FDNY) Rescue Company 2 is working out of a 21,414-square-foot state-of-the-art station in Brooklyn that was designed chiefly with training in mind as well as housing the apparatus and firefighters assigned to the company.
So, what must the fire service do? The answers aren’t easy. However, to get a start, the fire service must become educated and, in turn, the stakeholders and the public must be educated.