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 as well as maintain services associated with the forecasted population growth. The OZ Architecture A/E team was selected to design the new fire station, 360 Engineering fulfilling the mechanical and plumbing engineering services.

The new fire station was designed to include apparatus bays, living quarters, watch office, fitness area, community room, hose tower, communications tower, and support spaces to support the needs of the Denver Fire Department. The capacity requirements included housing (1) fire company — 9 firefighters, 3 engineers, 2 lieutenants, and 1 captain — with future capacity to eventually house (2) companies.

With a LEED Gold goal, the mechanical system design involved a high efficiency packaged rooftop unit with VAV’s, providing heating, cooling, and ventilation to the fire station. Exhaust systems were designed 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 Civil Engineer on the location of 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.

Location

Denver, Colorado

Owner

City and County of Denver

Client

OZ Architecture

Category

Community
Municipal/State