New central fire station provides a state-of-the-art home for rural first responders.
To improve the response time across their extremely broad 360-mile radius emergency response area, Phillips 66’s Central Fire Station staff sought the help of FSB to construct a new fire station, one that would be safer, technologically up to date and more efficient for its staff of mostly volunteer firefighters.
The resulting 13,200 SF, seven-bay fire station brings all the unit’s firefighting and hazardous materials emergency gear, supplies and equipment under one roof, located on the campus of the Bartlesville Technology Center. The station contains a total of seven bays, including an apparatus bay with a state-of-the-art vehicle exhaust system, lockers for gear, a station for SBCA equipment and a large mezzanine storage area.
Incorporated into the new station is a large training room utilized for frequent staff training sessions, often in conjunction with City of Bartlesville emergency responders. Also included are offices, a break room, showers and restrooms.
Working within a tight 10-month time frame, the challenges for the FSB team included preparation of a design charrette and cost studies for two different concepts, preparation of construction manager invitations for proposal and selection, followed by preparation of full construction documents and construction of the facility. Construction documents were packaged into three sets to allow fast tracking of the project, which met the requirements for LEED Silver status. The station also was the company’s first ever project built to LEED specifications.