Williston Fire Headquarters
CR architecture + design, Design Architect
Zach Zettler, AIA, LEED, Design Architect
Kara Repnow, Project Associate
Mark Shoemaker, AIA, LEED, Government Group Director
Dore & Whittier, Architect of Record
R.John Dore, Principal in Charge
Alan M. Brown, Project Manager/Construction Administrator
Fire Chief: Ken Morton
Project Area: 21,621 sq. ft.
Total Cost: $4,155,171
Cost per Square Foot: $192
Completion Date: June 2007
The Williston Firehouse is a two-story, brick base with traditional siding building, that serves as a gateway to the village and reinforces the aesthetics of historical New England architecture. The building was designed to include six drive-through apparatus bays, staff offices, living quarters, including a kitchen, day room, and eight single occupant dorm rooms, and a fitness room. A training room or EOC space is included on the first floor for departmental trainings and plays host to multiple town and non-profit events.
The apparatus bay provides access from both sides to a training mezzanine, which has built in ... and functions for as a vehicle to diversify training opportunities. The station also includes an interior three-story training stair/hose drying tower, and exterior training stair to facilitate confined space rescue, high-line, ladder, rappelling, and hose advance training.
Exhibit and fire prevention education space, including the training room promote public interaction with the fire department and reinforce Williston's commitment to the community.
With the construction of the Williston Firehouse in 2007, plans were made to incorporate training elements into the buiuldings design. These training elements consisted of things that would help firefighters training to be more effective as rescuers and help simulate fire activities.