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    Cool station

    how big and old is your station? ?


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    Now this is a neat survey!

    I'll have to give my answer in parts...since the station has grown over the years!

    1932 1200 sq. ft. -- originally two truck bays + 2nd floor meeting room. Now the truck bays are the "commons room"/Kitchen area.

    1955 600 sq. ft.

    1984 2500 sq. ft

    2001 1250 sq. ft.

    Adds up to about 4600sf.
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    Our Station is Old. Built in the Fifties and the rear part {Old Police Station} Burnt Down some time around 1953 or 54. ~ Police rebuilt and remained attatched to our building until 1999 when they moved across the street. ~ We're going to demolish our current station starting in March and build brand new. We're going to a 90 x 60 Two Story Building. ~ First Floor Planned for Large Engine Room, Restrooms, Radio Room Area, and Maintenance Facilities. ~ Second Floor Planned for Large Meeting Room, Lounge, Restrooms/Showers with locker room, Offices, Kitchen, and Storage Space. ~ It will have an elevator as required but no pole...Darn !! {Poles are a liability and expense we needed to cut out and it probably wouldn't get used much anyway considering we don't sleep at our station and the recreation areas don't get used often enough} Anyway we're looking foward to the new hall and it should be completed by late fall 2002 we hope.
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    The original structure was built in 1978 and was 3 bays wide (not sure of the square footage). It had an entire upstairs the same size as the bays downstairs, a radio room and a few small storage rooms across the back.

    In 1997 two more bays where added onto the front, bringing the total up to 5. Above these two new bays is just a storage loft. This year, the extra bay (5 bays, 4 apparatus - 1 engine, 1 rescue, 1 tender/tanker, 1 rappid attack) was converted to a chief's office, a new radio room and a HUGE storage room.

    It looks like there is a lot of room, but only because we have managed to cram most of our junk (spare hose, gear, summer and winter speciality equipment, etc) into every square inch we can find. There isn't much wasted space now and it actually looks clean... well, most of the time (but that is what newbies are far, right)
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    Great Survey-

    Let's see the station was biult in 1974-

    TRUCK ROOM- 8 bays, 4 wide, 2 deep, plenty of room to walk around the trucks when in station, also about 60 feet of apron before you hit the street. Also a small storage room in the rear.

    small radio room, 3 offices, 1 vault about 6x10ft, meeting room, lounge and a big kitchen.

    The department has a 5 year plan in affect to add on in about 4 years, things are getting pretty crowded and the town is growing fast, nobody wants to get behind in keeping up with the growth. As it stands now we have a full station of 8 trucks, hose and seasonal eqiupment is crammed agianst the walls all around the station.
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    Station was built in 1998, 6 doors wide, could go double deep. 3 offices and meeting room. Separate Ambulance service also has 2 separate doors for aapparatus, but can share meetng and training rooms and kitchen areas.Old station was as big as training and kitchen is now. You can never build them big enough.

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    our station was built in the late 1970s. it was originally 2 doors wide. only one truck per bay. behind the bays is the kitchen/meeting/lounge area. it was edventually built onto for the other 3 trucks. all spare equipment is in the back of the new bays. The turn out gear is along the south and north walls of the old section and the south wall of the new section. there is about 35 feet or so of appron before the street.
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    The area of the Town of Hempstead, now known as Lynbrook, was first settled several hundred years ago. Although occupied mostly by farmers, the area gradually grew until a group of concerned residents decided that the population warranted a formal, organized fire protection unit.

    On November 25, 1879, fifteen residents of the Village of Pearsalls, then in Queens County, gathered at Furman's Hall and organized Rescue Hook, Ladder and Bucket Company No. 1. The immediate order of business was to appoint a committee to look into the purchase of a piece of fire apparatus.

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    The first fire station to ever grace Silver City, Oklahoma was constructed in 1997. It was 30' x 45' with three bays. We didn't have the money to pour a slab, so for about a year, the floor was just screenings. In 2001, we added an additional 30' x 45' section, giving us two more bays and a kitchen/office/radio area.

    We've got a 60' x 70' barn on the FD property that we poured a concrete slab in that we store all of our unslightly junk and extras in.

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    Well HOse 1 was erected in about the mid 1970's. 4 Doors wide, 1 deep. 4 trucks stay there. Meeting room, maintenance and chiefs office/radio room are connected to the bays at the back. Bingo hall, well who cares it only for bingo.

    Hose 2 was built in probably about the 30's. It is one door wide. and 2 bays deep. However, we managed to squeeze is a tanker, engine and a mini pumper into that hall. Also has a fallout shelter, or whatever you want to call it underneath.

    I will try to get some pictures on the website of it.
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    though i am not sure how many sq. ft. our station is, it is pretty good size. built in 1979 we have four bays accross the front, and two off the rear. those two end bays are really drive-thru double deep bays originally constructed so that a tanker in a shuttle could drive into the station, fill-up, and head right out the front. it is a very busy area however. connected to our building is all of the village offices and meeting halls, as well as the police department. the back is very commercialized with several buildings including stores, offices, and a bank. our ambulances run out of the back two bays (we have two rigs and a fly car) though they are not part of the department.

    then our fire rigs run out of the front four bays. the bays are unusually large. at one point in 1999 after receiving a new truck we had 8 emergency vehicles in the building. we have a small but efficient radio room out front w/ plenty of windows to see all that is going on inside and outside of the hall. then we have a very large chiefs office that used to be two rooms but a wall was knocked out. in the rear we have a long dining room/kitchen, at the other end is the TV area w/ couches. HEY, heres a tip for you guys out there with small TV rooms and need to make use of space, our room has old refinished church pews lining all of the walls, kinda different, but you should see the number of people you can get in there. we also have a work room/shop with all of our tools and a cage within that to keep our valuables secure. then we have bathrooms and a room that stores all of our cleaners accross from that. the ems side has their own office and bathroom. then we have several storage lofts. all of this is connected off the back TV room to the village hall which easily enables us to carry on 4 to 5 meetings at the same time.

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    though i am not sure how many sq. ft. our station is, it is pretty good size. built in 1979 we have four bays accross the front, and two off the rear. those two end bays are really drive-thru double deep bays originally constructed so that a tanker in a shuttle could drive into the station, fill-up, and head right out the front. it is a very busy area however. connected to our building is all of the village offices and meeting halls, as well as the police department. the back is very commercialized with several buildings including stores, offices, and a bank. our ambulances run out of the back two bays (we have two rigs and a fly car) though they are not part of the department.

    then our fire rigs run out of the front four bays. the bays are unusually large. at one point in 1999 after receiving a new truck we had 8 emergency vehicles in the building. we have a small but efficient radio room out front w/ plenty of windows to see all that is going on inside and outside of the hall. then we have a very large chiefs office that used to be two rooms but a wall was knocked out. in the rear we have a long dining room/kitchen, at the other end is the TV area w/ couches. HEY, heres a tip for you guys out there with small TV rooms and need to make use of space, our room has old refinished church pews lining all of the walls, kinda different, but you should see the number of people you can get in there. we also have a work room/shop with all of our tools and a cage within that to keep our valuables secure. then we have bathrooms and a room that stores all of our cleaners accross from that. the ems side has their own office and bathroom. then we have several storage lofts. all of this is connected off the back TV room to the village hall which easily enables us to carry on 4 to 5 meetings at the same time.

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    Oh dear how small we are! Our engine bay houses 4 trucks, but all small (think mini-pumper). We recently put a door separating the meeting room from the engine bay so we don't smoke ourselves out. As for the meeting room, it's just big enough for 20 of us to have a meeting. Hasn't collapsed yet!

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    Our current station was built in 1963, 4 bays, 1 of which is double and houses 2 engines. A day room over that entire apparatus floor. A community hall that seats 100, various offices, 2 bunk rooms one sleeps 2 the other sleeps 4, A small conference room and some storage area.

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    We have two stations in town. The older and larger one used to be a schoolhouse, and is pretty old. The department added on the right side of the building, adding two bays. Right now that station has 5 bays (4 in front, one on the side that houses our boat), and a kitchen. There's not much other useful space. It's scheduled to be demolished and replaced with a much larger station in the next few years, with either 5 single bays, or 4 double-width bays, depending on cost. It'll also include offices, bunk/day rooms, kitchen, and so on. We're preparing for the time in the near future when we have to have a paid crew on, at least in the daytime.

    The second station is smaller, has only two bays, but also has an office, kitchen, and fairly large meeting room in back.

    Pictures of both stations are at

    http://www.ashfordfire.org/stations.html

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    kool survey
    station 1 built in late 40's
    4 bays radio room kitchen bunk room and tv room
    added second building 10-15 years later
    rebuilt 1999
    11 bays 5 doubles one single rest storage mezzieaine stroage room decon room. 8 bunks big kitchen big locker room radio room libary capt. office batt cheif office al on first floor.city side weight room storage room dirt room apd offices.
    second floor big taining room can be divided into two rooms
    cheif office, confrence room, phone room, fire life safty office, training office,office manger office small foyer.
    station 2 built 1950's
    3 bay kitchen tv room/radio room bunk room coumminty room upstairs
    added on 2001 2 double 1 single bay 8 bunks weight room locker room radio room kitchen/ tv room
    station 3 built late 1990's
    2 double bay kitchen bunk room meeting space
    big tv/weight room upstairs
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