CDA Fire Station 2 & Training Tower
In 1992, we completed the 3,000 SF Fire Station 2 for the Coeur d’Alene Fire Department. The goal of this original project was to design and construct a low cost, efficient, and functional fire station for the West side of Coeur d’Alene. For ease of maintenance, a metal building was selected and the structure was raised on a masonry base to avoid damage to the walls by the vehicles and equipment.
After several years of use, the city realized the station needed to be enlarged to house eight firemen based on the increasing demands from the growing population of Coeur d’Alene. In 2007, we completed a 2,000 SF addition/remodel which replaced the old sleeping quarters with a kitchen and expanded day room. New sleeping quarters were installed on the second floor above the new training and conference room. Another 40 x 80-foot storage garage and a second training and conference room were also added.
Along with the additions, the Fire Training Facility was installed behind the station. Consisting of a five-story steel tower with an attached elevator shaft and two-story burn room with basement, the facility also includes an underground tunnel system where underground rescue scenarios can be practiced, ensuring an effective and reliable emergency response force.