08/20/08 97 W, 1 I - + 11 - 11 New Fire Stations and Nifty Features

Here are pics of our Twin Cities airport fire station tour. Built in 2001, the immense facility has a number of nifty features, such as telephone rooms for private conversations. You know that kind of phone call. There's a captain's office and working area that overlooks the runway. There's a hose tower that doubles as an all-weather training tower. And some interesting public-facing space, including a waiting area and a conference/presentation room. What are some of your favorite features appearing in new stations these days?

I wouldn’t consider this a feature of new station but, I like how some stations purchase splitters and extra computer monitors for the CAD computer. It’s kinda nice to have that in the kitchen or living quarters.
Beach (Email) - 08/20/08 - 11:09

Given that in most places an emergency services station is where you spend 1/3 of your life, I think that Holly Springs is on track with more of a ‘home’ feel. Each shift has it’s OWN fridge. Nice concept.
DJ (Web Site) - 08/21/08 - 14:40

What about the familiar fire pole? Love ‘em? Hate ‘em? Here’s a Houston Chronicle piece from 2005 on their disappearance from new fire stations: http://cms.firehouse.com/web/online/News..
Legeros - 08/22/08 - 07:32

Here’s a nice, new $2.8 Million fire station in Bradenton, FL.

Resembles a, ummm, country club house!
Luke - 08/28/08 - 02:19

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