PUBLIC SAFETY

Columbus Fire Station No. 1 and Headquarters

 

View of Columbus Fire HQ exterior
The HQ/station provides a striking profile while integrating many of WSKF's innovations in fire facility design.
View of Columbus Fire HQ exterior
View of Columbus Fire HQ exterior
The design provides drive-through bays and shorter bays for ambulances and other vehicles.
View of Columbus Fire HQ exterior
Columbus Fire apparatus bays
Bays house Columbus Fire & Rescue and Rural Fire District apparatus and equipment.
Columbus Fire apparatus bays
Columbus Fire kitchen and dining area
The kitchen balances a homelike look and feel and the need for long-term durability.
Columbus Fire kitchen and dining area
View of Columbus Fire dayroom and ktichen
View of the dayroom and kitchen area.
View of Columbus Fire dayroom and ktichen
Columbus Fire bunkroom
Design of bunkrooms focuses on providing a calming and restful environment for crews.
Columbus Fire bunkroom
Columbus Fire fitness area
The fitness area provides the needed flexibility for the full range of crew members' workout regimens.
Columbus Fire fitness area
Columbus Fire training room
The training room seats up to 100 and has a kitchenette for food service needs.
Columbus Fire training room

LOCATION:

Columbus, Neb.

SIZE:

28,675 Sq. Ft.

Leaders in this community of nearly 22,000 selected Police Facility Design Group and WSKF Architects as a team to design the city’s new separate police and fire facilities. WSKF engaged City and Fire Department leadership in defining the operational and other needs for a new facility to house fire station operational needs and HQ functions. The design is carefully tailored around the joint use of the facility by Columbus Fire & Rescue and the Rural Fire District to house career and volunteer fire crews and apparatus. The preliminary two-story design of 28,675 sq. ft. includes eight bays for apparatus ranging from ambulances to aerial trucks. The residential area provides bunks for eight, kitchen/dining/dayroom, fitness, detoxification area and support spaces. Also the full cadre of HQ administrative spaces. A 3,500 sq. ft. classroom provides training space for 100 attendees. Overall, the facility advances goals of turnout efficiency, training, crew health and wellness, low maintenance and long-term durability in a cost-effective manner. WSKF’s design reflects a number of our firm’s innovative station design strategies.

ABOUT WSKF ARCHITECTS

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North Kansas City, Mo.
110 Armour Road
North Kansas City, Mo., 64116
816-300-4101 (P)
816-300-4102 (F)

Kansas City, Kan.
707 Minnesota Ave., Suite 506
Kansas City, Kan., 66101
913-287-1900 (P)
816-300-4102 (F)

North Kansas City, Mo.
110 Armour Road
North Kansas City, Mo., 64116
816-300-4102 (F)

Kansas City, Kan.
707 Minnesota Ave., Suite 506
Kansas City, Kan., 66101
816-300-4102 (F)