07/10/10 110 W, 1 I - + 9 - 5 What Fire Stations Can Be

Turning our attention to facilities, dig these 2009 design award winners from the F.I.E.R.O. Fire Station Symposium. The latter event starts October 31 in Charlotte. The first one shown is Alexandria, VA. That's their first new station built in 40 years, and a four-bay facility with 21,953 square-feet, offices, day spaces, private bunk rooms, and even a below-grade parking garage. The building also houses 64 apartments on the four floors above the station! Quite a contrast to the small-scale facilities around these parts. Everybody's had or still has 'em, the shoebox stations. Thanks to Jeff Harkey for passing along.

Great post especially the info about Alexandria’s Station 209. I visited the station in 2009 and took a bunch of photos which are posted via my Picasa public galleries. Check out the photos after the jump: http://picasaweb.google.com/tangerine.ja..

I’ve also posted a couple of these in my rotator on a new site I’m building that will chronicle & blog on the American Firehouse/Fire Station. Check that out here:


Note – my firehouse site/project is very much still in planning stages and under construction so there’s not a whole lot of content/images on there yet.


Trevor James
Fire Station/Firehouse and Apparatus Enthusiast
Middletown, MD
Trevor James (Web Site) - 07/11/10 - 14:26

Hmmmmm….I bet not too many EMS stations will make a list like this…
DJ - 07/11/10 - 15:26

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