Genesee Emergency Services Facility
Completed in 2019, the Genesee Emergency Services Facility lays in a quiet community nestled in the fertile rolling hills and prairie of Idaho’s Palouse country. The new 15,000 s.f. fire facility replaces the 120-yr-old fire station that had reached its capacity. On top of being at capacity, the old station was not ADA compliant, and it was so small that emergency vehicles had to be custom ordered to fit inside.
The new fire station includes fire department HQ, five double-deep drive-thru apparatus bays and related support functions, kitchen, Decontamination room, and a community room that provides space for training, meetings, and an emergency evacuation center for up to 200 people. The new station is also designed to meet the requirements of agencies and laws including ADA, as well as local and state adopted building codes.
The City of Genesee is hoping that the new station will help retain volunteers. Volunteers will no longer have to spend time working on a building. They will now be able to spend their time helping people.