This fire department headquarters was designed to meet the current and 20 year anticipated needs of Monroe Charter Township.
This station consists of three basic areas. The north wing consists of administration area including daily offices, conference, secretary, toilet room, mechanical, storage, and vault. The center section is the apparatus core with four pull through bays, maintenance bay, tools repair, laundry, scba, radio dispatch, and storage loft. The south wing contains the dormitory which houses the meeting/training room, exercise room, toilets, kitchen, mechanical room, storage, sleeping quarters, lockers, and showers.)
Unique to the 17’ high apparatus area are large 12’ widex14’ high overhead doors that will allow access to the extremely tall fire trucks and equipment. For durability and low maintenance, the apparatus core is constructed of concrete block and brick bearing walls. An automatic vehicle exhaust removal system in the apparatus provides a healthy working environment. Storage of infrequently used items is contained in the mezzanine provided above the laundry, scba, and radio dispatch areas. The walls of the administration and dormitory wings were economically constructed of wood for efficiency. The building has a sloped wood truss structural system and the attics are all insulated with 9” of batt. Insulation.
The exterior is completely maintenance free; brick walls, stone sills, aluminum soffits/ fascia/gutters, and architectural shingles.
Accommodating the fire department headquarters on the west side is a 36’x24’ accessory building, which provides storage for a rescue boat and misc. Equipment.
The site work included a 390’ interior drive and parking area, perimeter fencing, on site water detention area, lighting, and landscaping.