Chapel Hill Fire Station No. 2 Replacement
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
The existing Fire Station No. 2 is located just south of highway 54 in Chapel Hill. Davis Kane Architects, as a “Fire Station Design Expert”, teamed with a lead architect firm to design the new Fire Station No. 2 replacement for the Town of Chapel Hill Fire Department. The existing facility will be replaced with a new 11,246 square foot two-story, back-in, fire station connected to a new 47,250 square foot parking deck and 58,000 square foot office building all on a 1.23 acre site. The new station will accommodate the existing two-engine company, a new EMS company, and the future need for a ladder company. The Orange County EMS company program includes two EMS dorms, an apparatus bay space for their ambulance and shared use of station facilities.
The first floor features three apparatus bays, associated gear/storage rooms, a watch room, safe haven, decontamination room with extractor, laundry, and SCBA workshop. The conditioned workout room on the mezzanine floor overlooks the apparatus bay and is adjacent to open storage and mechanical space. The second floor includes private sleeping quarters for 15 people including two private officer dorms, a captain's’ office, and a large open day room/training room/kitchen. The two floors are connected with two fire poles for expedited access to the apparatus bay from the living quarters.