Campbell County Fire Dept | GILLETTE, WYOMING
The new Fire Station #1 for the Campbell County Fire Department combines the space needs of full time professional firefighters, part-time volunteer fire-fighters, and the central administrative functions for the entire department. The station includes a 9,000 SF bay area containing six double-entry dual vehicle bays and a customized 24 ft x 86 ft wash bay with mezzanine-level spray deck.
In association with the fire station consultants Cole + Russell, Malone Belton Abel has been responsible for all the planning and design: from site selection to detailed building layout for both the station and the maintenance building. Located at the corner of Rohan Avenue and Highway 14/16 in Gillette, the station commands an important site in town and has been designed to clearly mark its presence as the city’s main fire station.
In addition to the fire station, the project also involved planning for a 40,000 SF Heavy Maintenance building housing all of the department’s requirements for vehicle storage and maintenance. This maintenance building is designed to blend with the main building while being a lower-cost type of facility.
The planning process involved two trips to out-of-state fire stations so that participants in the design process, including the Chief, other fire department staff, and various board members and elected officials, could see for themselves some of the operational ideas we have incorporated into the new building’s design.
- Completed: 2007
- Size: 42,000