Location:St. Mary's County, Maryland
Type: New Fire Station / Renovated Hall  |  Role: Architect of Record | Completion: 2016

PROJECT BRIEF

The volunteer firefighters of Mechanicsville, Maryland selected our team to design of a new 29,000 S.F. state of the art station to replace the existing aging facility at the department’s current location.

The apparatus floor provides six full depth drive thru apparatus bays and one half depth back in bay. Additional apparatus support includes a shop, engineers office, SCBA shop, quarter master’s storage, decon room and dedicated turn out gear storage.  An integral training tower also allows the department to practice basic exercises all from the comfort of their own station. Skill props include laddering, ceiling breaching, door breaching, rappelling, making stand pipe connections, and high line exercises.

Sleeping provisions at the station include ten separate two-man dorm rooms and one larger open bunk capable of sleeping 16 individuals. The bunk rooms are located immediately adjacent to the apparatus bays as to improve response times.
Operational functions include a kitchen and dining area capable of feeding upwards of twenty personnel at once, a day room, a game room, a fitness center and a media/study center. A large training room also provides room for classes and department meetings.

Administrative provisions include offices for the president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, chief, deputy chief, and line officers. File storage, a copy area, and a conference room are also included within the building.

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