Fire Station 23

Fire Station 23 – Addition and Renovation
Columbus, Ohio

The renovation of the City of Columbus Fire Station 23 included expansion of the existing apparatus bay to enable drive-thru access with current longer emergency response vehicles. A new vehicle exhaust containment system was added to the apparatus bay to improve the life safety of the occupants, as well as a new dedicated exhaust system in the ‘turn-out’ room. Asbestos abatement and new exhaust systems were designed to help to minimize hazardous contaminants exposure to the first responders of the facility.

The existing watch booth was encapsulated in the apparatus bay expansion and a new 350 SF watch booth addition was added to the front of the building. The new watch booth was constructed to meet UL Level 3 bullet resistance. The walls were constructed with reinforced concrete block and bullet resistant storefront framing system and laminated glazing. A prominent tower design skinned with insulated metal panels creates a new focal point for the dated fire station. New HVAC systems were added to the watch booth addition as well as upgrading the entire building electrical system and a new emergency generator.

Project information

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City of Columbus

Project Size

3,315 SF

Completion Date

October, 2021



Fire Station 23

Services provided

Field Survey of Existing Conditions | Pre-Planning Analysis | Code Analysis | Feasibility Studies | Programming | Space Planning and Design | Assistance with Local Jurisdiction Requirements | Building Design | ADA Compliance Evaluations | Construction Documents | Computer Modeling / Rendering | Materials Selection | Specification Writing | Cost Estimating | Permitting | Bid Negotiations / Analysis | Construction Administration