Denver Northfield Fire Station No. 39

To meet the needs of the growing Northfield neighborhood in northeast Denver, the Denver Fire Department proposed the construction of a new 2-bay fire station to improve their response time for medical and fire emergencies and maintain services associated with the forecasted population growth. The OZ Architecture A/E team designed the new fire station, 360 Engineering fulfilled the mechanical and plumbing engineering services.

The new fire station has apparatus bays, living quarters, a watch office, a fitness area, a community room, a hose tower, a communications tower, and additional spaces to support the needs of the Denver Fire Department. The capacity requirements included housing one fire company — nine firefighters, three engineers, two lieutenants, and one captain — with the capacity to house two companies in the future.

With a LEED Gold goal, the mechanical system design involved a high-efficiency packaged rooftop unit with VAVs, providing heating, cooling, and ventilation to the fire station. Exhaust systems were specified for the kitchen, restrooms, locker rooms, and fire station bays. Make-up air was designed for building pressurization associated with the fire station bays.

The plumbing system design included interior spaces and exterior hose bibbs. In addition, the plumbing design included drains in the fire station bays, sand & oil interceptor for drains in the fire station bays, and coordination with the Civil Engineer on the location of the waste line connection to the main.

Denver Fire Station No. 39 was completed on schedule and celebrated its grand opening on May 31, 2019. The facility is now USGBC LEED Gold Certified.


Denver, Colorado


City and County of Denver


OZ Architecture