Completed in 2019, this Central Valley Fire Station lays on an undisturbed site at the northwest intersection of Airway Boulevard and Wings Way, near Belgrade, Montana. While located near Belgrade, the site is outside of the City limits, and the land is leased from the Airport Authority.
The headquarters fire station includes administrative offices, a large training room, a firefighter living area to accommodate up to 16 firefighters, four double-deep bays, and apparatus bay support space. The project is comprised of two buildings, the primary 22,300 SF Station, and the secondary 2,300 SF Decontamination building. The two-building concept is driven by a hot zone/cold zone cross-contamination reduction philosophy, a first of its kind.
Decontamination building is the hot zone, with the sole function to clean contaminants from equipment and personnel. Once clean, equipment will be transported to the warm zone of the Apparatus Bay in the primary Station. Further separation in the Station is the cold zone of the Living and Administration/Operation functions. VFIS, one of the leading insurance carriers for emergency organizations is in the process of developing a short educational documentary on the health and wellness benefits of this innovative facility design.
TCA, partnered with ThinkOne Architects, serving as the Fire Station Specialist for this project.
Received the 2020 Firehouse Innovation Design Award