This facility received a Career 2 Gold Award in the 2023 Firehouse Station Design Awards. Find the full list of winners here.
Fire Station No. 125 provides the city of Midvale with an efficient, state-of-the-art, healthy station for its crew and the citizens who they protect. The contemporary exterior design features custom white glass fiber reinforced concrete panels that provide contrast against the burgundy Flemish bond brick veneer and red four-fold apparatus bay doors. Clerestory windows and an interior courtyard provide internal spaces that have an abundance of natural daylight, which is beneficial for firefighters’ mental health, particularly during winter months.
Designed during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the department was focused equally on developing a facility that reduces firefighters’ risk of exposure to carcinogens and that contains the spread of infectious diseases. A decontamination procedure was developed and implemented into the layout to make the process straightforward and intuitive. The fire chief also requested that each sleeping room have its own bathroom to reduce the spread of infectious diseases, to prevent potential turnout time delays that are caused by waiting to use a shared restroom and to circumvent any potential gender issues. To further ensure efficient turnout times, all sleeping rooms are located on a straight-arterial hallway that leads directly into the apparatus bay.
Architect/Firm Name: ajc architects