The fire apparatus bays feature glazed four-fold doors flanked by steel columns that support a canopy system.
The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) housed an engine, ladder, and battalion chief in an older station that had cramped and outdated quarters on the northern edge of he Bronx, and wanted to renovate the structure and expand the building to house a battalion chief's apparatus bay as well as to provide an adequate size space for the three elements to function well.
The new station is a one-story structure of 12,500 square feet, with two 80-foot-long, double-deep, drive-through apparatus bays and support spaces on a side wall holding SCBA storage, a decon room, turnout gear storage room, a shop, and a general storage room.
This Washington, D.C. station was designed in 1935 for Engine 16, and is one of the first buildings commissioned by the District of Columbia. The building is three stories with a partial basement. Fire equipment and common spaces were on the first floor, living quarters on the second floor, and the “Fire and Police Clinic”...
All the stations were deficient in a number of ways, and some had operational and firefighter health and safety issues. The city decided the solution to its firehouse problems was centralization of all six fire companies into a single station.
As far as the exhibits at this year’s FDIC International, my biggest takeaway was washing machines for self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Firefighters can be rough on furniture. In this short video, Mike from Fire Station Outfitters provides a couple of ways for you to extend the life of your reclining chairs.
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.