Fire station 55 replaced a temporary station operating out of Residence Inn, just south of Happy Valley Road. This is the first new station designed and constructed by the City of Phoenix in 10 years. The City bought land in 2001 and intended to build in 2006 but unfortunately the project was put on hold as the economy slowed down. Fire Station No. 55 is a 11,138 square foot station. The fire station includes 3 drive through bays, public restroom, 8 gender neutral dormitories, 2 captain’s dormitories, fitness room, covered patios and work/living space for firefighters and EMS capacities. The design also allows for an additional future wing, if needed.
This 3 acre site of undeveloped desert rangeland is located on the northeast corner of I-17 and Jomax road near Norterra-area neighborhoods allowing for fast access to the freeway. Drainage issues will require a 20 foot drainage channel and retention basin.
Fire station is designed per the City of Phoenix Fire Department building design standards and will incorporate environmental design principals similar to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). This Fire Station is aesthetically pleasing, energy and water efficient and fiscally responsible. The building envelope is composed of insulated concrete forms (ICF), concrete masonry unit walls, and insulated panel (SIPS) roof systems. This station is built with hot zone design principals to reduce carcinogens and provide a healthy living environment.
Phoenix Fire Station No. 55
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