The Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad has served the this Southern Maryland community for over 50 years, with the newly constructed 26,662-square-foot facility being completed on the 50th-anniversary year.
The tight lot, and economic recession, forced precise thinking about efficiency of space. FDNY standards had to be a bit flexible in order to make all aspects work. Every inch of space is programmed to fit all three groups and allow each working space.
A particularly challenging aspect of this renovations and additions project was that construction had to proceed while the facility was still occupied and in daily use by fire and rescue crews. This required creative scheduling and phasing on the part of the architectural design team and the general contractor.
The city of Cushing is at the crossroads of our nations oil pipeline system and is surrounded by storage tank farms operated by 13 major oil companies. In addition to supporting this national oil infrastructure, the fire department provides ambulance services.
This shared facility combines a satellite fire station for a newly formed fire district with a public works facility for a township. This project exemplifies a successful collaboration between not only two user groups, but also a successful collaboration between two governing entities.
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