Designing a Low-Maintenance Fire Station Serving 190 Square Miles

Challenge

The Kersey, Colorado, area needed a fire facility that would better serve the 190 square-mile community and support its firefighters.

Solution

SEH architects designed a new fire station with low-maintenance, energy efficient features, including quick-opening bay doors and an energy-recover ventilator to improve air quality. Energy-efficient lighting and fixtures were used throughout. The project saved enough money that the department was also able to construct an on-premise training facility and community room.

Features

  • Seven double-loading apparatus bays
  • Nine sleeping rooms
  • Six administrative offices, private conference room and work areas
  • 80-person community room
  • Pool room
  • Fitness room
  • Training grounds
  • Emergency operations center

Project
Platte Valley Fire Department

Location
Kersey, Colo.

Client
Platte Valley Fire Protection District

Services

  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering