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Fire Station No.

4

Sioux Falls, SD


This 7,000 square foot 2-apparatus bay facility is sited and designed to improve response times in southwest Sioux Falls, an overriding goal of the Sioux Falls Fire Rescue organization. Imagery from “Central Fire Station,� the original firefighting headquarters of Sioux Falls built in 1912, provided detail, scale and a connection to the roots of firefighting in Sioux Falls.

Central Fire Station

Fire Station No.

4

Sioux Falls, SD


The selected site borders on a residential neighborhood making scale, detailing, and material selection important considerations. Low maintenance materials such as splitface and burnished concrete block, fiber-cement siding, aluminum casement windows, and asphalt shingles were utilized to create a functional facility that fit into its surroundings. Neighborhood design meetings were held to gather input and discuss concerns about building size, noise, traffic patterns, etc. A major goal was for the building and firefighting crews to be good neighbors.

Fire Station No.

4

Sioux Falls, SD


Four crews with four firefighters each work 24 hour shifts and are supported by individual sleeping rooms, semi-private restrooms, living and dining areas, and a full kitchen. Other support areas include a fitness room, laundry facilities, and individual pantry storage lockers. Each bedroom and adjacent restroom also have individual lockers.

Fire Station No.

4

Sioux Falls, SD


In the working area of the building, a mechanical loft houses the station’s generator and compressor. A separately exhausted room for firefighter personal protection gear provides a shield from apparatus exhaust fumes and potential carcinogens.

Fire Station No.

4

Sioux Falls, SD


Functions within the building are zoned into public, private, and work areas creating defined thresholds of security during dispatch as well as clear visitation and public use areas. The classroom is used for firefighter training and neighborhood Boy Scout meetings, etc.

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Living / Dining Room Kitchen Physical Training Bedroom Classroom Police Office Fire Office Laundry Mechanical Pantry / Lockers Personal Protection Equipment Room Apparatus Lawn / Garden Tool Room EMS / SCBA Mechanical Loft

Fire Station No.

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Sioux Falls, SD

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The site layout was designed to allow apparatus drive-thru access on the narrow site. Open space was maximized and an abundance of trees were added to beautify the neighborhood and accommodate a walking path along the west side of the site.

Fire Station No.

4

Sioux Falls, SD

Site Plan


East Elevation

Fire Station No.

4

Sioux Falls, SD

South Elevation


East Elevation

Fire Station No.

4

Sioux Falls, SD

South Elevation

Profile for Koch Hazard Architects

Fire Station No. 4  

This 7,000 square foot 2-apparatus facility is sited and designed to improve response times in southwest Sioux Falls.

Fire Station No. 4  

This 7,000 square foot 2-apparatus facility is sited and designed to improve response times in southwest Sioux Falls.

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