Porter Fire Station No. 122
Station 122 is the result of a collaboration between the county emergency services district for fire (ESD 6) and the county Hospital District (overlapping EMS provider), with each entity housed in separate wings flanking and sharing the apparatus bay.
The floor plan is efficiently organized into three distinct and rigidly rectangular structural “buildings” to accommodate use of a cost-alternate pre-engineering metal building system. The apparatus Bay is sloped high in the front to allow the apparatus cab to open within the bay.
A large Training/Community room is provided via access-controlled vestibule and is also oversized to accommodate a future interior remodel phase that will include two addition sleeping rooms.
Lockers serving Dorms are placed in the hallway rather than inside sleeping areas so that oncoming shifts do not need to disturb the prior shift’s sleep while accessing their lockers. Dorms are designed with a combination desk / murphy bed that allows private work for daily use, and supplemental sleeping areas for emergencies and natural disasters that require additional firefighters.
A half-length bay allows efficient use of space for additional program rather than over-sizing the apparatus bay area, while accommodating the ambulance that is housed at the station.