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.

When the concrete trucks show up, it's too late.

Services for Fire Departments

IF you have never built a firehouse and you are in charge of building one,

IF your Department has no one that has ever built a firehouse,

IF your city has a Building Department, General Services Department, Planning Department or a Department of Public Works and none of them have built a firehouse,

IF your District has none of those support agencies to assist you,

IF the last firehouse built didn't turn out as planned,

IF the General Contractors in your Department don't want to go on a 40 hour week,

I can help.

I've been designing, building, critiquing, writing, and speaking about firehouses since 1997.

I have worked or partnered with 16 different architecture firms and countless contractors.

From Concept to Completion

I can

* lead department focus groups
* inform design meetings
* review all plan sets from First Sketch to As Built drawings
* review specifications
* review submittals
* attend construction meetings
* inspect job sites for the details important to the Client
* create & manage punch lists

All of this so the you get the most maintainable, durable and functional Firehouse possible.