FISHERS FIRE STATION 96

FISHERS, IN

AT A GLANCE:
  • 11,700 SF NEW CONSTRUCTION
  • $2.2 MILLION, COMPLETED IN 2013
  • 3 DRIVE-THRU APPARATUS BAYS
  • HOSE DRYING & TRAINING TOWER
  • STORAGE MEZZANINE
  • TRAINING & WEIGHT ROOM

PROJECT DETAILS:

In 2012, the Town of Fishers identified the need for a new fire station in the growing residential area along East 104th Street. The exterior design and aesthetics were a major concern for the community. Mark Beebe, partner at LANCER+BEEBE, led the design for the new facility while employed at a previous firm. The process involved developing 3D models to communicate the scale and exterior material palette. The apparatus bays are flanked by lower-scale elements, reducing the massing in alignment with surrounding structures. The hose drying and training tower is a primary focal point. The stair tower leads to a storage mezzanine, and the exterior windows are operable to perform ladder training. Other important design elements include storage rooms that contain everything from turn out gear and hazmat showers to air tank compressors and lawn equipment. Everything has its proper place in this functional design, adjacencies are well thought out, and circulation is streamlined and efficient. Station 96 is now a visual beacon and source of pride for the community. In fact, the Fishers Fire Department plans to replicate this design for future fire stations due to its success.