Extensive planning goes into developing a fire station. The process includes creating a building that is functional as a fire station, yet complements the surrounding neighborhood.
In a neighborhood there's often less need to sound the siren, especially at night. Although safely exiting the station is a priority, our firefighters recognize that the siren can impact their neighbors and use it discretionally. Not all calls are Code 3 (lights and sirens) emergencies, but when they are, our firefighters use care and consideration when responding. In addition, drive-through apparatus bays eliminate the need for backing engines into the station, thereby reducing the noise of rear back-up warning systems.
For a firefighter, the fire station is truly home-away-from-home. Being on-duty 24 hours a day - every third day - they take pride in keeping their stations, landscaping, and equipment in great condition. They also enjoy getting to know their neighbors and playing an active role in helping increase preparedness and safety in their community.
If you ever have a question or concern, you can knock on their door and expect to be treated with respect and professionalism. And, if you ever have an emergency, you can expect excellent service, highly-trained professionals, and a level of compassion that goes beyond the emergency incident itself.