EAST PEMBROKE FIREHOUSE
Forced to construct a new firehouse after their former station was severely damaged by a car crash in 2012, the East Pembroke team withstood a complicated siting process and emerged with a five-bay station on Barrett Drive. Station highlights included more space for existing trucks, as well as rooms for hose drying, decontamination, and air packs.
In addition to the space-versatility benefits inherent in an open floor plan design that a pre-engineered metal building (PEMB) provides, East Pembroke officials and HUNT designers crafted a concrete-block structure (CMU) whose footprint within the building allowed for the creation of a mezzanine-level storage and equipment area. MEP and Information Technology (IT) features include: placement of a robust air-handling unit in the mezzanine; design and placement of boiler and back-up generator systems; a PA system; security camera network; and a building alarm system. Each of the IT elements promotes use of the building as a community, voting, and training center.
Having addressed complicated wetlands, drainage, and other below-grade site issues related to the station’s proximity to Rt. 5 & 20, a cooperative team effort also yielded an immediately adjacent, metal-stud office building. Construction commenced in October 2016 and was completed approximately one year later at a cost of $2.74 million.
East Pembroke Fire District
East Pembroke, New York