The solution was renovation of an existing town building that served the sewer and highway departments and as police storage after the town purchased an adjacent building for the highway department.
Fortunately for the fire district, a couple of grants, funds from the city, and fire department money were put together to renovate the main station, give it a new design, and make it able to withstand a seismic event.
Center Township (IN) Volunteer Fire Department had contemplated replacing its existing station with one that would meet the future needs of the department and the township for several years.
A short video following a Florida fire station's makeover.
The new station is about a half a mile from the old station, and is a 7,200-square-foot, metal-built, three-bay station.
EMS departments and squads work closely with architects in planning and designing those spaces to make them most effective for the stations’ responders.
The town of Queen Creek, Arizona, has grown rapidly in the past 10 years, nearly doubling its population to 42,500 residents living in its 30-square-mile area. With the increase in population, housing, and commercial enterprises, the town needed to upgrade its fire protection facilities.
In this article, Plymovent has identified four indoor air quality trends that are shaping fire/EMT design, based on our distributors’ discussions with the fire service community and architectural and engineering firms.
The final layout, selected by the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department and the City of Dallas, provides a direct line of travel from the bunk rooms to the apparatus bay, while providing unique drive-through bay capabilities.
Technology is having an impact on firefighters in numerous ways, from apparatus to equipment to components and, more recently, in the fire stations in which they live, work, and train.