CDA Fire Station 2
In 1992 we completed the 3,000 square foot Fire Station No. 2 for the Coeur d’Alene Fire Department. The goal of this project was to design and construct a low dollar, very functional and practical fire station for the West side of Coeur d’Alene, ID. For ease of maintenance a metal building was selected and the structure was raised on a masonry base to avoid damage to the skin by the vehicles and equipment.
After several years of use, the City realized the station needed to be enlarged to house eight firemen instead of the original three firemen. In 2007, we completed a 2,000 square foot addition/remodel that consisted of replacing the old sleeping quarters with an expanded day room and kitchen, add a new second floor living quarters above the new training/conference room space, and add a 40 foot by 80 foot bay storage garage with a training room and a conference room. Also constructed during this remodel was the Fire Training Facility. The facility consists of a five-story steel tower with an attached elevator shaft and two-story burn room and basement. Adjacent to the tower is an underground tunnel system where underground rescue scenarios can be practiced.