The replaced station was the department's original downtown firehouse and had restricted apparatus bay door sizes, tight sleeping quarters, and almost no storage.
The approximately 10,500-square foot structure comprises 11 nondrive-through apparatus bays, each double deep to accommodate two ambulances, and outfitted with vehicle exhaust systems.
Metal beds are durable, require no tools for easy setup, and resist bedbug infestations.
Learn how to assemble and install a wall-mounted rack from Ready Rack in this video.
Chandler Fire Station No. 2811 is the department's newest, designed by Breckenridge Group Architects Planners, and built on the premise of having an extremely functional workspace that provided room for growth in the future.
This video covers replacing one side of a nonrocker recliner mechanism.
In the case of US Fire Pumps, it required a reel that can handle 175 feet of dual hydraulic hose.
This video shows in 360 degrees three types of vehicle exhaust systems for clean air inside your fire stations, protecting your firefighters from hazardous diesel fumes. Diesel engines, used in fire trucks, produce a mixture of toxic gases and particulates from the combustion process.
When it comes to siting and constructing fire stations, the department is extremely cognizant of the character of the neighborhood the station will be placed in and the concerns of neighbors who usually want the fire station to complement existing structures in the area.
When Maryland decided to create a grade-separated interchange at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Randolph Road in Silver Spring—two major north-south and east-west roads—the department’s 1950s two-bay, back-in fire station would have been landlocked with no road access, which meant it needed to find a new location for a new station.