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Station Design

A fire station is more than just a building — our station design topic deals with important considerations for building and managing facilities that will enable efficient operations and response while addressing your members’ health and safety.

The Longmont (Colorado) Fire Department’s two newest stations include some unique features
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Gresham firefighters reported various hazardous conditions, including sewage leaks and and lack of protective sleeping quarters
Times have changed in the fire service and some of the best peer support opportunities have fallen by the wayside as firefighter culture has evolved
Twin Falls’ new Station 2’s hold all of its apparatus and has a decontamination area separated from living quarters
Lewiston city council members promised to seek an alternative to the upgrade that was supposed to improve response times and firefighters’ working conditions
“The outpouring was phenomenal,” Lake Norden Chief of Police Tony Aas said, describing offers for substitute vehicles
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Extensive damage to the station is forcing Whiteland crews to share a station in New Whiteland, which is a tight fit for the number of members
The funds could go toward building or renovating stations, adding emission control systems, installing backup power systems and building personnel quarters
Part of the Florence Fire Department’s roof came off, and the bay doors were blocked
Norfolk’s next station will have separate bunks and an area where firefighters can clean up before they return from a call
For the Washington Fire Company location, the future is undetermined
The Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit location has things the old station lacked — a restroom, an office and two bays instead of one for fire engines and equipment
A new facility would replace the John F. Cutter Jr. Fire Station, which has been in use since the early 1970s and has a decaying roof
The Charlotte Fire Department’s Vector fire truck, manufactured by Spartan Emergency Response, is expected to be the first all-electric apparatus operating in the Southeast
The floating fire station has drawn curious eyes from around the world, starting with its initial conception and extending to crew operations
The Harmonville Fire location’s redo will accommodate more firefighters, a bigger apparatus, a meeting space and a diesel exhaust system
The now-carved Halloween showpiece is on display at Erie’s Firehouse 13
The Orange County Fire Authority plans to establish the facility near the fire-prone Trabuco Canyon
The addition of Fire Station 52, which will serve the UCSD campus and nearby neighborhoods, is expected to improve response times in the fast-growing area
From a simple radio strap or face wipe to a dedicated decontamination unit, every agency can take a step in the right direction
Two crews rendered aid to the person, who was transported and reported to be in serious condition
Windsor-Severance Fire Rescue’s Station 4 boasts an underground SAR training area and a gym, as well as a fire pit and barbecue area
The project allows for a restroom and showers for a female firefighter as well as expansion of living accommodations and the bunk room
Firefighters and EMS providers helped with recovery after the storm left three people injured, hundreds of homes damaged and thousands without power
Washington Township’s new station will be double the size of the current location and feature four drive-through bays, a training area and a storm shelter