CobbFendley is providing civil/site design and survey services for a new Fire Station No. 4 to replace the existing station. The new 12,000 square foot fire station is being designed for future expansion to house a command vehicle and rescue truck due to the central city location. The station will include 10 dorm rooms, restrooms with showers, a kitchen/dining area, a day room, and three offices. The equipment area will consist of 60-foot deep drive through apparatus bays with glazed bi-folding doors and a bay area workshop with ancillary support spaces, a treatment room, and a storage area for bunker gear and medical supplies.
The new station will support a separation of contaminated/clean environments for firefighter health by including showers and equipment decontamination for personnel. The facility will be constructed to 140 mph/3 second gust wind load standards. It will also include adequate parking for full staffing of 24/7 operations and a natural gas backup generator.
The former Fire Station 4 will be renovated and re-purposed to serve as a police training facility.