New Fire Station Houses Seven Apparatus Bays, One Wash Bay
The community of Downs was finding its present facility to be very undersized and out of date to meet the fire response needs of this rapidly growing community. A decision was made to build a new seven-bay fire station. In light of the anticipated growth, plans are also in the works for an additional two-bay substation on the east side of the village in the near future.
The new station is a pre-engineered metal building comprising approximately 17,100 SF and houses seven apparatus bays plus a wash bay. Adjacent to the bays is a two-story office/staff area. The first floor includes a dayroom, conference room, four offices, radio/computer room, training/multi-purpose room, kitchen and dining facilities and toilet facilities. The second floor above this area includes a future dormitory, physical fitness area, future kitchen and toilet/shower facilities.