Where State-of-the-Art Saves Lives
Client: Pine Township
Location: Wexford, Pennsylvania
Size: 27,000 SF New Construction
With a rapidly growing community, the Township of Pine and the Wexford Volunteer Fire Company (WVFC) needed a new main fire station to replace their small, outdated facility. Having a long history of working with the municipality and the fire company, they contacted RSSC Architecture to design a new, state-of-the-art station.
The facility has a training tower for hands-on, real life scenario exercises that includes a functional standpipe, an area for repelling and confined space entry. Another important safety and efficiency feature is the use of bi-fold garage doors and drive through truck bays that decrease response times and provide easier flow of the equipment and vehicles when the fire engines and trucks return to station.
Other amenities in the fire station include a radio room, offices, training areas, kitchen, day room, exercise room and storage for the WVFC’s pumper, tower, rescue, squad, brush truck and tanker. RSSC designed a comfortable second floor dormitory for members to stay while they are on call. For additional comfort of the firefighters, in-floor radiant heat was installed in the truck bays. A diesel generator provides backup power for the entire state-of-the-art facility providing additional safety to the community. The modern facility promotes quicker response times, expands lifesaving efforts and training and improves operational efficiencies.