Salem Fire Stations #5, 7, 10, and 11

These 10,500 SF fire stations are based on a prototype design adapted to the needs of each site. Design documents were developed concurrently, and the stations bid together, with selection of a single contractor. Staggered construction allowed crews to transition from site to site—creating sufficient savings for the City to accept the bid alternate for a fourth bay for each station.

Each facility has four apparatus bays, offices, display museum, auxiliary equipment storage, turn-out laundry, and shop areas in addition to living quarters, which include dorms, kitchen, and workout areas. The buildings have tap-out systems, which control the lighting, bay doors, and kitchen equipment. On-site diesel generators provide 100% backup power. The stations are wood-framed construction and designed with composite shingles for roofing, fiber cement siding, and brick accent columns. The bungalow-style aesthetic complements the stations’ residential surroundings.