Sioux city fire station 4
Sioux City, Iowa
Firefighter input and city vision enabled FEH to create a modern three-bay masonry and precast concrete facility that also houses the Fire Department’s Hazmat and USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) divisions. Because of site constraints, a two-story design solution was developed. The energy-efficient design utilizes geothermal heating and cooling systems, high efficient HVAC and electrical systems. Natural lighting and R values of 20 in the walls and 30 in the roof assemblies; all enabling the City to earn attractive rebates from the local utility company. The lower level contains the apparatus bays utilizing in-floor heat, individual sleeping cubicles, kitchen, conference room, hazmat lab and decontamination room. The upper level contains locker rooms, exercise room, offices and a day room. An additional feature of the station is a display area for an historic apparatus and a fire pole that were salvaged from one of the old Sioux City Fire Stations.