Every decision a Fire Chief makes is temporary.

The next Mayor, City Manager or Chief can change them.

Whether it is about policy, procedure, personnel, tactics, strategy, or the budget, none of the Chief’s decisions are permanent; except one.

Decisions made about the design and functionality of a firehouse are permanent. You only get one chance on this one.

You need to get it right.


2006 – Major Remodel

Added 300 square feet

single story, 3 bays, one company

Built in 1948 - received $1.2M remodel

Active entire time of remodel

Added new men’s locker room and restroom

Gutted existing bathroom & locker room

now women’s locker room & restroom

Asbestos abatement

Gutted crew dorm

Concrete floor as finished floor in locker, bathroom & dorm areas

New Electrical Room

New roof mounted HVAC created internal space

Asphalt driveway & parking lot replaced with concrete

Generator sized for entire building under load

Created exercise room out of existing space

Firehouse 26