This project consisted of a new 2-story, 21,143 SF, three-bay fire station. The building includes several new features focused on safety and firefighter’s health. A 1,000 SF gymnasium on the second floor helps keep firefighters in shape. A decontamination area with a separate HVAC and airlock system allows firefighters to change out of and clean dirty turnout gear. An infrared sauna was installed to help with the firefighters’ detoxification process. The facility includes a training stairway with a rappelling wall, tunnel rescue training, and a confined space simulator, providing firefighters with critical training in-house. In the living quarters, the station has both men’s and women’s bathrooms and private sleeping areas for personnel. The first floor contains office space for staff and a conference/ community room. The facility includes a public lobby, decontamination shower, gear wash area, gear storage, equipment storage, living areas, kitchen and dining, conference/community room, offices, storage room with adjacent support areas, sleeping quarters, restrooms, and other associated spaces.
Market: Public Safety
Cartersville Public Safety
This 55,000 SF public safety complex includes fire and police administration offices, evidence storage, booking, police dispatch, fitness center, locker room, and vehicle bay. The public safety complex also includes Cartersville Fire Station No. 4 with three drive-through bays, day room, and sleeping quarters for 15. The building was designed to provide a back-up location for the emergency operations center with a training room, watch room, and redundant power supply. The new facility was constructed to be LEED Certified, utilizing sustainable site design, water and energy efficiency, and by recycling over 95% of the construction waste.
Chamblee Public Safety Headquarters
This project consisted of the new construction of a two-story public safety building which houses the Chamblee Police Department including K-9 units, Municipal Court operations, a publicly accessible community room, K-9 holding kennels, sally port, intake and holding areas, specimen collection labs, and office suites. The site also features a 17-acre public park with a dog recreation area.