James City County Fire Station One – Bruton Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad

Toano, Virginia
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24,300

Project Description

The Toano Fire Station #1 has been designed as a facility supporting both volunteer and career staff that is being built on a tight site immediately behind the existing station. The original station remaining in operation while the new station is built, and then will be removed and the remainder of site construction completed, during which time the firefighters and emergency personnel will operate from the rear of the new station. Once finished, the new, 24,300 SF, 2 story building will provide a high performance facility for volunteer and career staff and rescue squad personnel operations and training, while at the same time providing greatly improved facilities for community use with its community/training room and associated commercial kitchen facility.

The station also includes new parking and a new site entry allowing vehicle return to the rear of the new station, a new fueling facility which will allow continued support of county vehicle use at the upper end of the county, and a water supply station, which provides water to local contractors. GuernseyTingle / SCN Architects has worked closely with the County to design a facility that would reflect the history of the site as a center of community life (a high school occupied the site in the early 1900s), and to honor the sacrifice of the volunteer department that constructed the existing facility themselves and has for years served and protected the residents of the upper county. Not only does the station need to function excellently as a station, but it needs to continue to support the vision of the county and the volunteers to provide facilities to the community that they serve. Many training features have been incorporated into the building to allow on-site training for convenience and to reduce off-site training expense. The building incorporates five double-loaded apparatus bays to house the range of equipment used by the firefighters and emergency personnel. Office, training, sleeping, staff kitchen, and recreational areas support day to day operations of the facility. The project was designed to achieve USGBC LEED Silver Certification, incorporating highly efficient building envelope design, and a high efficiency VRF HVAC system with a dedicated outdoor air unit, as well as many other strategies to insure indoor air quality, minimize water use, and drastically reduce the construction waste through recycling.

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Square Footage

24,300

Project Description

The Toano Fire Station #1 has been designed as a facility supporting both volunteer and career staff that is being built on a tight site immediately behind the existing station. The original station remaining in operation while the new station is built, and then will be removed and the remainder of site construction completed, during which time the firefighters and emergency personnel will operate from the rear of the new station. Once finished, the new, 24,300 SF, 2 story building will provide a high performance facility for volunteer and career staff and rescue squad personnel operations and training, while at the same time providing greatly improved facilities for community use with its community/training room and associated commercial kitchen facility.

The station also includes new parking and a new site entry allowing vehicle return to the rear of the new station, a new fueling facility which will allow continued support of county vehicle use at the upper end of the county, and a water supply station, which provides water to local contractors. GuernseyTingle / SCN Architects has worked closely with the County to design a facility that would reflect the history of the site as a center of community life (a high school occupied the site in the early 1900s), and to honor the sacrifice of the volunteer department that constructed the existing facility themselves and has for years served and protected the residents of the upper county. Not only does the station need to function excellently as a station, but it needs to continue to support the vision of the county and the volunteers to provide facilities to the community that they serve. Many training features have been incorporated into the building to allow on-site training for convenience and to reduce off-site training expense. The building incorporates five double-loaded apparatus bays to house the range of equipment used by the firefighters and emergency personnel. Office, training, sleeping, staff kitchen, and recreational areas support day to day operations of the facility. The project was designed to achieve USGBC LEED Silver Certification, incorporating highly efficient building envelope design, and a high efficiency VRF HVAC system with a dedicated outdoor air unit, as well as many other strategies to insure indoor air quality, minimize water use, and drastically reduce the construction waste through recycling.

Our Involvement

Consulting