The Fire Station

Gallery: Turnout Gear Decon Spaces in Fire Stations

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Gallery: Turnout Gear Decon Spaces in Fire Stations

Stewart Cooper Newell Architects designed this decon room for turnout gear and equipment. (Photos 1-4 courtesy of Stewart Cooper Newell Architects.)

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Gallery: Turnout Gear Decon Spaces in Fire Stations

Decon toilet rooms like this one designed by Stewart Cooper Newell Architects are places where firefighters can strip, decon shower, and leave contaminated clothing.

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Gallery: Turnout Gear Decon Spaces in Fire Stations

This PPE storage room, designed by Stewart Cooper Newell Architects, sits adjacent to a decon room in a station’s hot zone.

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Gallery: Turnout Gear Decon Spaces in Fire Stations

This transition corridor, or warm zone, designed by Stewart Cooper Newell Architects, is placed between the hot zone apparatus bays and decon areas and the cold zone living and sleeping quarters.

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Gallery: Turnout Gear Decon Spaces in Fire Stations

This turnout gear storage room is designed by Mitchell Associates Architects for a career fire department. (Photos 5 and 6 courtesy of Mitchell Associates Architects.)

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Gallery: Turnout Gear Decon Spaces in Fire Stations

Turnout gear storage rooms get more generous aisles and space as in this room designed by Mitchell Associates Architects to allow for firefighters hustling in and out of the room.

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Gallery: Turnout Gear Decon Spaces in Fire Stations

The Phoenix (AZ) Fire Department decontaminates all its turnout gear at a central Support Services facility, but newer stations often have a decon room off the apparatus room floor where firefighters can clean and decon equipment. (Photos 7 and 8 courtesy of the Phoenix (AZ) Fire Department.)

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Gallery: Turnout Gear Decon Spaces in Fire Stations

The equipment decon room at Phoenix (AZ) Fire Department Station 60.