A 21,200 SF single-story plan was utilized in creating the new home for the Woodland Beach VFD. The plan utilizes efficient space planning and programing, while reducing program redundancy and yielding spaces that output maximum flexibility and adaptivity. 8,850 square feet of apparatus program supports five drive-through apparatus bays that are flanked by adjacent apparatus support space with additional mezzanine storage and a central turn out gear room. An administrative core provides the proper space for the department to run day to day operations out of, while also providing a 50 person training room that dual functions as a community room. Department down time can be spent in one of the 6 open bunk rooms, fitness room or in the kitchen and dayroom. The central location of both spaces serves as the nucleus of the station both from a locational, social, and response path standpoint.
As the Woodland Beach VFD looks to the future, special consideration has been given in the space planning to provide a new station that is affordable, yet allocates spaces for a growing department to grow into, as well as a station that will stand up to whatever the next 50 years has to through at it.