CDA Fire Station Admin Building
The Coeur d’Alene Fire Department Headquarters and Administration building was designed to blend in with the local downtown residential neighborhood while still connecting it to other Fire Department buildings, namely Fire Stations 1 and 3. This was accomplished by using a similar style of brick wainscoting, shingle siding, and composition shingle roofing as featured on the other fire stations.
The new building houses many important and exciting features of the Coeur d’Alene Fire Department, with the departments administrative offices, library, conference room, and museum. The museum space continues to be the most exciting element of the Headquarters, as it allows the fire department to share its history by displaying their antique La France fire engine, historical firefighting equipment, and photos documenting the history of the Coeur d’Alene fire department. As citizens cruise into downtown from Third Street, they will be able to preview the museum by seeing the La France fire engine on display behind the two large exterior windows.