The new 20,000 sq ft fire station serves as the Fire Department’s headquarters and accommodates both volunteer and career personnel, in addition to operating as the district’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
The station houses 8 trucks (4 tandem drive-through bays) with a deliberate separation between firefighting facilities and the administration areas to allow for decontamination.
Amenities include separate locker and washroom facilities for male and female firefighters, as well as gender neutral dormitories and training rooms.
A conference room was designed to work in conjunction with the EOC as a media or family room.
Solar panels were placed on the roof to help power the facility, and a large-volume rain catch system was incorporated to use in the training and testing of the pumper truck. This project is targeting Silver Certification for LEED.