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Personal Protective Equipment
Fire station design can play an essential role in the care of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and in controlling contaminants. Read the article PPE and Fire Station Design by Mitchell Associates’ consultant Richard Barlette, a fire protection specialist with over 47 years’ experience in the fire service. Whether you are renovating or building new, find out how your station’s design can contribute to the health and safety of your first responders.
Gold Award for Carver
The Fire Headquarters in Carver, MA, has won a GOLD AWARD from Firehouse Station Design Awards. Mitchell Associates partnered with Kaestle Boos Associates, Inc. to develop a design for the 21,273 square foot facility. The apparatus bay includes 10 glass-door bays with radiant floor heating and support spaces along both walls. An 80-seat training room with attached industrial kitchen is used for department events. Learn more about the project in the November 2017 issue of Firehouse Magazine.
F.I.E.R.O Station Design Symposium
MA recently presented at the F.I.E.R.O Station Design Symposium on the topic of station renovation. The session highlighted the impact changes in building codes have on additions and renovations to existing facilities. Fire stations are listed in the IBC as essential facilities in risk category IV – the highest risk level. The need to consider increased structural requirements for wind & snow loads were addressed.
Construction of the new Schoharie Fire Station is complete. The 20,313 sq ft facility replaces the former station that was destroyed in 2011 when the community experienced serious flooding during Hurricane Irene. This 20,313 sq ft station includes a 6,000 sq ft apparatus bay, firematic support, offices, meeting/training room, exercise & firefighter’s room. Mitchell Associates provided a full set of services to the Niagara Engine Company #6, the all-volunteer Fire Company that has provided fire protection to the community since the 1830’s, including the following: feasibility study, programming, schematic design, estimate, assistance with FEMA grant, construction documents and construction administration.
Construction continues for the City of Peekskill’s new Fire Headquarters that will be a state-of-the-art fire protection facility designed to serve as a clear sign of the City’s confidence in its future. The two-story, 30,000 square foot facility will be completed in 2018. The new firehouse will consolidate five existing facilities and will include up-to-date safety features. Included in the design is a Fire Museum that will highlight the Fire Department’s 190 years of proud service to the Community.