The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company is a new 18,000 programmable SF station located on a major thoroughfare just off interstate 95 in Baltimore, County. The department is relocating from an aging nearby facility that suffered from significant and unpredictable response delays that results from a major CSX freight rail line located adjacent to the existing building. The new station is to be constructed on land generously donated to the department by General Motors after being jointly approached by the department and the design team.
The new facility provides the department with five apparatus bays, a wet training tower, various apparatus support spaces and an efficiently organized operations and living area that improves response time. The operations and living areas of the station are supported by seven separated double bunk rooms, three live-in bunks, kitchen, day room, study, fitness area, game room, outdoor patio, showers, and various operations and administrative offices.
The station encourages a stronger relationship with the community not only through welcoming overall design, but also by increasing the visibility of response and training activities and including a large training room ready to host a variety of neighborhood functions.