Des Moines Fire Station No. 11
A new fire station was needed to better serve the residents and businesses in the northeast part of Des Moines, and to work in conjunction with a neighboring city to share station resources and provide support services.
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The three-acre site provides a larger area that will take advantage of the open space and existing trees. The new station includes a three-bay apparatus garage, administration areas, living areas, a fitness area and ancillary spaces. Working closely with the fire department for enhanced decontamination control and firefighter well-being, the new station incudes a newer arrangement of the decontamination areas to allow station personnel to remove and clean contaminated gear, and to clean themselves before entering the living portions of the station. The project is intended to be LEED Certified and the building will have a roof-mounted photo-voltaic array to generate power for the facility and will feature a highly energy-efficient geothermal system and LED lighting throughout the project. The building also includes an ICC 500-rated storm shelter to protect building occupants in the event of a tornado.