PUBLIC SAFETY

St. Joseph Fire Station No. 9

 

Station No. 9 integrates innovative design strategies to support crew safety and wellness, efficient turnout and City goals for energy efficiency
Station No. 9 integrates innovative design strategies to support crew safety and wellness, efficient turnout and City goals for energy efficiency.
Station No. 9 integrates innovative design strategies to support crew safety and wellness, efficient turnout and City goals for energy efficiency
Two bays provide flexibility to house evolving apparatus needs over time
Two bays provide flexibility to house evolving apparatus needs over time.
Two bays provide flexibility to house evolving apparatus needs over time
As part of the department’s decontamination protocol, a decon shower is situated directly adjacent to the apparatus bays
As part of the department’s decontamination protocol, a decon shower is situated directly adjacent to the apparatus bays.
As part of the department’s decontamination protocol, a decon shower is situated directly adjacent to the apparatus bays
Residential space balances comfort, durability, costs and use of sustainable materials.
Residential space balances comfort, durability, costs and use of sustainable materials.
Residential space balances comfort, durability, costs and use of sustainable materials.
Crew lockers are situated along a corridor adjacent to bunk spaces.
Crew lockers are situated along a corridor adjacent to bunk spaces.
Crew lockers are situated along a corridor adjacent to bunk spaces.
A heated exercise room is part of the post-event decontamination protocol.
A heated exercise room is part of the post-event decontamination protocol.
A heated exercise room is part of the post-event decontamination protocol.
A screened in patio sits just off the station’s residential area for crews
A screened in patio sits just off the station’s residential area for crews.
A screened in patio sits just off the station’s residential area for crews

LOCATION:

St. Joseph, Mo.

SIZE:

6,335 Sq. Ft.

The City of St. Joseph, Missouri, selected WSKF Architects to lead a team for two new stations—No. 9 and No. 11—to be designed and built simultaneously. Both are replacement stations at new locations in this historic community with a population of 76,000. The City’s intent was for both stations to be adapted from WSKF’s earlier design for Station No. 12. Station No. 9 provides bunk space for four, dayroom/dining and kitchen, fitness room, separate locker room, training room and administrative space. Both Station No. 9 and No. 11 also feature a new dedicated heated exercise room with stationary bicycle that is part of the department’s post-event decontamination protocols. The station layout provides paths of travel that support those protocols and efficient turnout. Another innovation is the integration of two large rooftop solar arrays that provide 20 percent of the station’s power needs. The station sits in a sloped median area between two well-traveled streets, requiring careful site planning to address safe apparatus ingress/egress on two apron areas as well as driver sight lines to approaching traffic. Stations No. 9 and No. 11 continue a look and feel and materials selections established in 2011 with Station No. 12 to further expand a common station design motif that is fitting for a department whose history dates to 1865.

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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)