Indian Land VFD

Bobbitt Design Build completed the renovation and addition for the new Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department. The 13,750-square-foot-facility is located on Six Mile Creek Road just off Highway 521 North in Lancaster County.

The new Station #10 was designed and constructed in accordance with the USGBC LEED rating system for new construction. The project is registered for LEED certification. “A number of sustainable design strategies for increased energy efficiency, water efficiency, occupant health and comfort have been incorporated into the project,” said Steve Baird, project developer for Bobbitt.

Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department will utilize a cistern to collect roof runoff, which in turn is designed to fill pump trucks, wash down bays, and irrigate landscaping. The end result is a unique and sustainable station servicing the needs of the Indian Land community.

Station #10 previously had two truck bays, and the renovation expands it to a four-bay station. The project also consists of a new 7,500-square-foot addition, including four bedrooms, a day room, a commercial kitchen, a training room, offices and a workstation. The goal of the new construction was to allow fire fighters to be available 24 hours, 7 days a week. A central tower enables extensive training opportunities.

The new station gives Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department the opportunity to become a full-time station when the need arises.

Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department received a FEMA Station Construction Grant that was part of the 2009 ARRA stimulus package. After a very lengthy and challenging RFQ and design process, Bobbitt Design Build was the contractor chosen from numerous qualified design build teams. “We chose them based on their qualifications, design, and approach to the project,” said Assistant Chief

Location

Lancaster, S.C.

Square Footage

13,750 sq ft

Category

Fire & Rescue