WEST METRO FIRE STATIONS #4 AND #8
Station 4 Size: 10,655 SF
Station 8 Size: 10,628 SF
Completion: June 2010
Delivery: Hard bid
The original West Metro Fire Station No. 4, which was built in 1964 and had remained virtually the same for over 40 years, was demolished to make room for an entirely new 10,655 square-foot, two-story station. In addition to featuring more modern amenities, the new station is larger than the previous one, creating room for much-needed additions to crew and apparatus. It will also better accommodate persons with disabilities as well as female firefighters by providing more private sleeping quarters and gender-friendly bathrooms.
The Station No. 8 project included a new 10,628 square-foot, two-story facility similar to Station No. 4, however, the old Station No. 8 was not razed. Instead, the new facility was constructed adjacent to it. Station No. 8 needed upgrades and more space not only because it was one of the older and smaller stations in the district, but also because it is the home of West Metro’s Dive Team, a technical rescue division within the West Metro Fire Department that specializes in rescuing people from water. Station No. 8 is also a RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) house, which means crews carry special equipment and go through more advanced firefighter training.
Both stations were designed by OZ Architecture.