New Project: Fire Station in Michigan

October 24, 2020
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Photo Credit: MLive

Photo Credit: MLive

Source: MLive

A new, $6.1 million fire station in Michigan has gone into service.

Where is it happening?
Portage, Mich.

Who is Involved?
Developers: AVB inc.
Designers: Williams Architects

When is it happening?
The new station is already open.

Why is it important?
The new station replaces the oldest of the city’s three fire stations, features “a design that takes into account the health and wellness of the firefighters who will use it, and offers some unique training opportunities.” (Joel Bissell, MLive)

Key Aspects?
Divided in two halves - administrative and operational
Gender-neutral locker and shower facilities
On-site training space
“Clean” rooms that let firefighters quickly remove used equipment for cleaning

Building Specs?
18,364 square-feet of space, more than double the size of the previous facility

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