NASA Wallops Island Fire Station

In 2012, GMB was contracted to provide Architectural and Engineering services for the design of a new Fire Station located at NASA, Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia.  The new station is currently being designed to achieve LEED® NC 2009 Gold accreditation in a hurricane prone area.  Due to the station’s proximity to the ocean, the exterior shell of the building is being designed to combat hurricane winds in excess of 150 mph, and prevent deterioration from salt air and wind-blown sand.

Elements of the new Fire Station include:

  • Training Room
  • Reporting / Firefighter office
  • Physical Training /Exercise
  • Bunkrooms / Toilet / shower
  • Turnout gear storage room
  • Laundry / Decontamination room
  • Maintenance Shop
  • S.C.B.A. Compressor room
  • Apparatus Bays
  • Parking areas
  • Duty Officer’s Office
  • Dayroom, Dining Area, Kitchen

Specialized Fire Equipment includes:

  • All-A-Board bunk room furniture
  • Mobile Ready Rack turnout gear storage
  • GEARGRID Fire workstation & locker systems
  • Heavy duty commercial washer extractors for laundering turnout gear