Mastering the planning phase for your next fire station

Bobbitt article published in the Carolina Fire-Rescue-EMS Journal

Several necessary elements are required in order to successfully plan and execute the design and construction of a new fire station or emergency services facility. Different from most other commercial construction projects, fire stations are a part of the community and therefore are typically very high profile in nature. The need for a well-laid-out plan of attack is paramount so communicating the plan to the local community can be done in a well-thought-out fashion, highlighting the reasons and needs for the new station.

Once it has been determined that a new station is necessary, many items have to be taken care of before one can even begin to think about construction. Follow these steps to ensure the process unfolds smoothly and buy-in is collected from all of the project’s stakeholders:

Read more: Carolina Fire Journal