SFS Architecture

Public Safety

KCMO Fire Station No. 23

Kansas City, MO

Design renovates, expands aging fire station to support modern personnel needs

Challenge

Renovate and expand a 1970s-era fire station to support longer work shifts and increased personnel through space, modern amenities.

Process

The design team collaborated with Kansas City, MO Fire Department representatives to develop a design that met goals for personnel work environment and for facility efficiency and durability.

Solution

To adapt the facility, originally designed for eight-hour fire fighter work shifts, eight individual sleeping cubicles were added along with four individual shower/toilets to provide separation and privacy. As a Battalion Chief Station, the facility required three bays, allowing conversion of the existing fourth bay to living quarters for dining, dayroom and exercise. Three captains, one battalion chief office/living arrangements also were added, bringing the occupancy of the station to 12. An extensive training facility with full A/V capabilities, new emergency generator and a new central heating and cooling plant were added. The design features durable, low maintenance materials and finishes.