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New Firehouse Under Construction

I was recently visiting one of my sisters on the East Coast. She lives in one of the hurricane states. She took me out to breakfast one morning and lo and behold across the street is a firehouse unde... Read More...

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Construction Phase Advice for the Newbie as Well as the Experienced

The construction phase of a new facility, or the renovation of an existing facility is an exciting time. By the time your project has reached the point of starting construction, much has already been... Read More...

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2019 Build Projects What You Need to Know to Be Prepared

Just as 2018 has come and gone with a flash, new projects have also started and been completed. Some projects are still underway with a 2019 completion date but for most emergency service departments... Read More...

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Hurricane Florence Destroyed My Station

If you are like many of the fire departments throughout the Carolinas, Hurricane Florence may have caused damage to your station. For most, it was minor damage, but some stations were completely dest... Read More...

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Winterproof Your Fire Station

Many of you will read the title of this article and laugh at the thought of winter in the Carolinas – especially when it’s the middle of fall and still 85 degrees outside! However, the Carolinas are ... Read More...

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The Weight of Water

In this edition I share the story of a three town Fire Protection District needing a new apparatus repair facility. Like most agencies, they were on a tight budget. The search committee settled on an... Read More...

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Guns and Hoses Planning a Shared Public Safety Facility

If you have ever been involved in the planning and construction of any building, you are more than aware that it can be both a challenging, yet hopefully rewarding experience.  Read More...

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The Element of Surprise What Lingers Within Your Construction Project?

One of the most rewarding projects a design-build general contractor can take on is one in his own town and neighboring community. I have recently been able to complete a project just like this and w... Read More...

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The Story Behind a Design-Build Contractor

Every project has a story and every story starts with a dream, a want, or maybe a need that moves from ideas to groundbreaking. Read More...

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Hurricane Season 2018: Preparing Your Fire Department

Hurricanes and severe storms in 2017 delivered a devastating blow across the Atlantic, from Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands to the U.S. mainland. According to the National Oceanic and Atmosph... Read More...

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Trends That Are Impacting Fire Station Design

If you have been in the fire and rescue industry very long, you have witnessed many trends. Most trends turn out to be just fads that will quickly fade away. But some trends prove beneficial over the... Read More...

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10 Years After

I recently paid a visit to a fire station I opened 10 years ago last November. The idea was to see how the building was holding up, to see if the choices we made were correct and to see what we misse... Read More...

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Why Should You Use an Architect with Significant Fire Station Design Experience?

If your organization is planning to renovate or build a new fire/rescue station, is there any benefit to using an architect who has significant fire/rescue station experience?  After all, any quality... Read More...

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Contractors and Architects: The Foundation of Success

Starting a new project? Do you have a building committee? Do you have land? Do you know what you want to build? Do you have money? What do I do next? Read More...

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We Need a New Station Now What?

If you are like most fire chiefs, you may often think — more likely dream — about building a new fire station. You make a mental checklist of all the things you’d want or need to have once you get th... Read More...

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Issue 33.4 | Wpring 2019

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