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.
SDD immediately set up the Phoenix G2’s base configuration and hardware in one fire station. Then, in one week’s time, USDD’s third-party installation team installed four of the nine stations. By the fifth week, the entire implementation was complete.
Technology from Plymovent has proven its worth to the North Tonawanda Fire Department. All stations have since installed the code-compliant, Plymovent Magnetic Grabber® system to improve fire station air quality and reduce cancer-causing airborne toxins, creating a healthier work environment for all.
After fire departments have a new fire station built or an older station renovated, they are faced with the issue of furnishing it to make it a usable place where firefighters live and work.