"Naples Fire Station No. 1 is a 22,600-SF, two-story station housing city-provided fire response, as well as county-provided EMS rescue response. It includes fire department administration, Station No. 1, EMS, emergency operations center managed by the fire department, three-apparatus bays and associated apparatus support spaces, battalion chief office, bunk room, and locker room. General facility functions such as kitchen, dining, report writing, physical agility, dormitories, restrooms and showers, and equipment / utility support spaces are also included. The facility is designed to promote the family unit by creating an open shared space in the kitchen, dining, and day-room.
The Naples Fire Station No. 1 and Administration Building continues to support its surrounding community in a variety of ways with the building’s efficient design, implementation of technology, and alerting systems, the facility was able to reduce fire and medical response times within the city limits. An (Insurance Services Organization) ISO fire rating is a score provided to fire departments and insurance companies by the Insurance Services Office. The score reflects how prepared a community and area is for fires. Due to its completion, Naples Fire-Rescue recently achieved the ISO rating of Class 1. This improvement provides assurances to the Naples residents and businesses that the Fire-Rescue Department meets the highest national benchmarks and can even potentially reduce hazard insurance for buildings located in Naples, Florida.
The building is organized with the community in mind, first and foremost. Even though the majority of the building is built six feet above the street level for flooding protection purposes, the public lobby is designed and engineered at ground level in order to provide ease of access, as well as promote a sense of trust and transparency to the public. The building utilizes a community space adjacent to the main lobby enabling Naples Fire Rescue Community Outreach department to offer programs such as: free CPR and AED training, home safety inspection program, smoke detector program, child safety, and Youth Academy.
Unlike most fire station apparatus bays, the Naples Fire Station 1 is able to serve as an educational space and an additional venue for community events. It was designed to directly capture exhaust fumes from fire apparatus vehicles, and utilizes sensors for CO2 & NO2 gasses to exhaust air as required. With the garage doors open and the oversized high volume low sped fans on, the apparatus bay was able to be utilized as a vaccination site during the Covid-19 pandemic when vaccines first became available, and people were lining up in the hot Florida sun at other facilities."
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