The Arcadia and Boring fire companies recently merged to create the Upperco Volunteer Fire Company. The merger allowed for the consolidation of resources and personnel and a new site was selected that will increase the coverage areas and decrease the response times within the first due area. The new 6.5 acre site is situated directly off of the main response artery while still allowing for safe any easy access for the response apparatus. After extensive programming sessions an overall building program of 20,000 gsf was determined to meet all of the operational needs of the new company. The new station will provide the department with five double deep drive-thru apparatus bays, apparatus support spaces, turnout gear storage and dedicated decontamination areas for both the first responders and their gear.
The apparatus bay is flanked by administrative office spaces, living areas, and bunks. The spaces are configured to allow for quick response from anywhere within the building to the apparatus bay. Additionally, there is a training/meeting room sized for 50 people that will accommodate fire training classes and be used as a community meeting space. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2021.