Del City Central Fire Station | Oklahoma
The brand-new Central Station provides a one-stop location for all of Del City’s fire department training and storage needs.
Over time, Del City’s fire department outgrew its main fire station while simultaneously finding itself in need of an updated emergency operations center. The City also desired to eliminate traveling elsewhere to conduct drills and to access training equipment. Kirkpatrick Architecture Studio incorporated all of the needed features into the design of the new fire facility. Coming in at more than 17,000 square feet, the new Central Fire Station has four double-stacked engine bays, sleeps up to eight personnel, and has a combination EOC (Emergency Operations Center) and training room which holds up to 40 people. The EOC is hardened to withstand severe weather events—a must for Oklahoma’s seasonal tornado activity. It also houses fire administration, an evidence room for the fire marshal, and a training tower with additional training props located on one of the two mezzanines. For ventilation, it features a clerestory window with high-volume, low-speed fans to move large quantities of air throughout the facility. The City and its fire department are enjoying their new, highly functional station and no longer have to travel to other locations for training events, saving time and resources.