SFS Architecture

Lawrence Fire Station No. 2

Lawrence, KS

Fire station design serves as prototype, supports emergency response in mixed-use development area

Challenge

Create a station for firefighters and emergency medical technicians in a mixed-use area that respects the style and scale of surrounding residential development.

Process

SFS, in association with Sabatini Architects, worked with the City of Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical Department representatives to understand space and functionality needs of fire and EMT emergency response protocols.

Solution

The completed three-bay station replaces an existing station and was designed as a prototype for other new Lawrence-area stations. It serves as a “working home” for 12 fire fighters and emergency medical technicians. Designed for future flexibility, the station has adequate apparatus storage for present and future vehicles and gender separations in the sleeping and toilet/shower areas. Support facilities in the apparatus bay functions include decontamination, a SCBA tank refill station and the department’s Confined Space Extraction Unit.

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