Following the completion of a feasibility study, CSArch assisted the North West Fire District in finding a spacious new home that would improve functionality, enhance recruitment efforts, and support training needs.
Located adjacent to the apparatus bay, gear lockers now have their own dedicated space with labels for fire personnel, improving organization and addressing spatial deficiencies.
The radio room is accessible from the apparatus bays and main corridor and provides direct views to the main parking lot and overhead doors.
The North West Fire District previously operated out of a 1940s Department of Public Works building that lacked space and functionality. In addition to water pipes that froze during winter, the facility included an apparatus bay that was not large enough to allow for members to walk around parked trucks, an inadequate meeting room, and an absence of critical bunk space and storage room for equipment.
It was important to the North West Fire District that the new station be centrally located and visible to the community. After difficulties finding the right site, the Department purchased an unoccupied strip mall building originally constructed in 2002. CSArch provided architectural design services for a complete renovation of the space. The new station includes administrative offices, a meeting room, day room, and bunking space with room for future expansion. The apparatus bay houses trucks, a radio room, storage space, medical supply storage, and gear lockers in an enclosed area.
Fire Station, Administrative Space, Lounge Space, Enhanced Technology, Site and Infrastructure Improvements