Lincoln (NE) Fire and Rescue along with the Lincoln Lancaster County Emergency Communications Center are working to reduce the time it takes to dispatch a call and respond to an emergency.
The new addition consists of four double-deep drive-through apparatus bays with a decon laundry room featuring a door off the station's back apron.
Designers were able to place three floors into the station that looks like a two-story building. ALAN M. PETRILLO
This is the third in a series of columns about apparatus bays. Previously topics included floors and bay doors.
Planning for the design and construction of a new station can be a daunting task. It makes writing specs for a new fire apparatus seem like childs play. Here this month is Ken Newell of Stewart Cooper Newell Architects with his three tips for designing and constructing a new firehouse. First, Newell emphasizes...
This column is more about apparatus bays. As stated in my previous column, they are the common denominator of fire stations across the globe. How can you have a station without them? This column will focus on a huge health issue for firefighters: diesel exhaust.
Here are six ways to maintain firefighter health and wellness under extraordinary conditions.
Two Seattle (WA) Fire Department stations were designed by the same architectural firm, part of a city of Seattle program to improve all 34 of its fire stations with either seismic upgrades or build new stations.
Although a tropical Polynesian paradise that is steeped in rich culture and tradition, American Samoa’s fire service faces many of the same challenges that rural fire departments face on the mainland of the United States—with a bit of a twist.
Ken Newell, of Stewart-Cooper-Newell Architects, describes three common mistakes fire departments make when designing and constructing their new stations.