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Hardening Your Station Against the Storm

Each year Rescue stations across the nation are damaged or destroyed as a result of serious storms. Most stations that are impacted suffer from storm damage such as high winds and/or flood waters. Th... Read More...

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Tilt Up Firehouse

Not too long ago I was able to check something off my bucket list. Not far from me is a fire station that was created in an existing industrial building. It was designed and built as a warehouse. Lik... Read More...

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Safe Haven Laws: What to Know

Meeting with a client and creating a list of wants, needs, and goals for a project is a typical early step in the design-build construction process. Recently I had one of these meetings with a fire d... Read More...

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Finding Comfort: Working the Second Most Stressful Job in the Nation

(This is part one of a three part series.) Pull out your phone and search the phrase “most stressful jobs.” It is of no surprise that the results show fire fighting just below high-ranking milita... Read More...

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Temporary Firehouse

This issue we cover the process of building a temporary firehouse. The most common reason to build a temporary firehouse would be replacing an old firehouse with a new one on the same site. I have al... Read More...

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Pitfalls to Avoid During Station Construction

(This is part one of a two-part series.) There are people in the world that learn from their own mistakes and experiences, and there are those who learn from others’ mistakes and experiences. ... Read More...

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Key Considerations for Today’s Fire Station Architecture and Construction

With recent civil unrest and acts of terrorism on domestic soil, we’ve come to realize that no community is immune to potential incidents. As a result, training and readiness of first responders is m... Read More...

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Making Stone Soup

In several European countries there is an old tale of Stone Soup. It has many variations in various countries. I am most familiar with the French version. The main part of the folk story centers arou... Read More...

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Recruitment and Retention: Extra expense or priceless benefit?

Volunteers and employees are without a doubt the most priceless resource we have in emergency services. When they perform to the highest standards they portray our agency as outstanding and above exc... Read More...

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Mastering the Planning Phase For Your Next Fire Station

Several necessary elements are required in order to successfully plan and execute the design and construction of a new fire station or emergency services facility. Different from most other commercia... Read More...

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Episode 13: Architecture for Firefighters

Three years ago I started this column to share my knowledge, experience and explain how to read construction documents. This issue I decided to randomly pick a floor plan and share my opinions of wha... Read More...

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How to Tell Your Department’s Story with Dedicated Space for Memorials, Historical Content

“We will never forget.” A simple statement conveying an active and perpetual choice to remember those lost has become an anthem in the public safety community following the events of September 11, 20... Read More...

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A ‘Shelf-Help’ guide to station storage needs

Have you ever heard anyone say, “We just have too much storage space?” I haven’t either. Whether at home, at the office, or at the station, it seems that our national pastime is collecting “stuff.” T... Read More...

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Exploring the less obvious factors in RENOVATING versus BUILDING NEW THE STATION HOUSE

Often fire departments are faced with a difficult decision when changing demographics, equipment needs or new regulations dictate that their current facility no longer meets their or their community’... Read More...

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Construction Document Phase Services THE STATION HOUSE

The next phase is Construction Documents (CDs). Once the owner and architect are satisfied with the documents produced during Design Development (DD), the architect moves forward and produces drawing... Read More...

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Issue 32.2 | Fall 2017

Keeping First Responders Safe
Ideas to improve safety on the job, leadership, serving our community and keeping the desire to serve others...
 



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