COVID-19 has definitely caused us to change how we look at our stations.
These stations are all built of brick with tile roofs and are located in the residential section of the city. All of them except two are considered one-piece stations constructed to house one piece of fire apparatus and one company of from five to seven members.
Perlman Architects of Arizona built this 16,248-square-foot, two-story station for Sun City (AZ) Fire and Medical Department.
In the construction of the two Fort Worth Fire Stations described in this article, the architects, Wyatt C. Hedrick, Inc., have not strictly adhered to any set school, but rather have chosen the best and most suitable part for the purposes intended. The buildings consist of a Fire Department headquarters and a Fire Alarm Signal Station, both located at Texas and Cherry Streets.
Sleep researchers, station architects and designers, alerting and lighting equipment manufacturers, and fire departments are finding ways to mitigate firefighter sleep deprivation issues in their stations.
The question must be asked, “Have today’s standards exceeded fire departments’ financial abilities to meet them?” At one time, the answer to that question was probably no. But today, has the scale tipped the other way?
Hurricane Irene dealt a severe blow to Niagara Engine Company No. 6's 1957-era fire station in Schoharie, New York, on August 28, 2011, flooding the fire facility with eight feet of muddy, debris-laden flood waters.
Building training props into new station designs and station renovation designs just makes sense.
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.