“The Millwood Fire Station One exemplifies excellence in all aspects of planning and design including site plan, floor plan, and architectural image.”
FIERO Design Awards Jury
“A striking modern facility that will attract and retain new volunteers for generations to come.”
BIA Design Awards Jury
This new Fire Station will serve two very important roles. The first is to provide a highly effective facility for the dispatching of the vehicles and the training of the firefighters. The second is to help strengthen the community of firefighters by creating a noteworthy new building that will attract future generations of volunteers.
The Station will have five bays for storage of the vehicles, along with a large engineered concrete apron for maintenance in good weather. Radiant heat in the Apparatus Bay structure will save energy and provides a heated surface for drying out the firefighters gear after a fire. Skylights, a heavily insulated roof, and natural ventilation will keep the space comfortable in warmer weather.
The firefighter company competes with other fire stations to attract and retain the best young volunteers from the surrounding towns. The new facilities will include a Member’s Lounge, a study area for college age volunteers, a gym and full sized kitchen for frequent company events and meals.
The 10 acre site has a significant slope, allowing the Station to be set into the hillside with the large Multipurpose Room opening out to outdoor event space at the upper level. The dramatic rooflines will serve to make this a memorable building and a desirable place to spend a career as a volunteer firefighter.