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. 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.
In March 2018, this project earned LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Project elements included innovative sustainable design solutions that support public health and our environment, while saving NASA money over the project’s life-cycle.
Elements of the new Fire Station include:
● Training Room ● Maintenance Shop
● Reporting/Firefighter office ● S.C.B.A. Compressor Room
● Physical Training/Exercise ● Apparatus Bays
● Bunkrooms/Toilet/Shower ● Parking Areas
● Turnout gear storage room ● Duty Officer’s Office
● Laundry/Decontamination Room ● 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