Fire Station No. 4, located along East Brannon Road, includes 6,825 SF with two pull-through apparatus bays, and vehicle storage for up to six vehicles. The facility also includes a station captain’s office, training room, sleeping quarters for two companies (total of 10 staff), dayroom/break area, and dedicated Personnel Protection Gear (PPE) gear and laundry spaces, as well as support spaces. Facility access is controlled by security lock systems for visitors. Utility systems include backup generator power for the entire building, communications, electrical, and mechanical/HVAC.
The facility vehicle storage apparatus bay design included multiple building alternative layouts based on vehicular access to the site, response requirements, and quantity of storage. The final design included zoned sloped concrete floors with a trench drain and oil/water separator system for four zones, and the ability to store up to six vehicles. The apparatus bays include a high pressure washing system, waterproof-rated electrical and lighting components, water resistant construction, and wash bay unit heaters. The vehicle maintenance area includes four zones of dedicated vehicle exhaust and makeup air units. To support the high demand and quick response time required for public safety vehicles, the bays have high-speed, motorized overhead section doors.
Final location of the facility was determined through multiple site assessments, and design approaches considering site optimization, vehicle access, and community identity of the structure. The final site work included staff and visitor parking, concrete apparatus vehicle parking and driveways, staff assembly areas with sustainable stormwater including a rain garden and vegetated filtration plantings.