The new West Fargo Fire Department Headquarters will improve the emergency responsiveness in West Fargo and will house all the command staff in one building
The departmental transition from Paid on Call (POC) to full-time career firefighters presented the need for a central headquarters.
New headquarters includes dispatch, education, training with 100+ occupants capacity, training tower, living quarters for nine full time staff, 14 private offices, additional open work stations, 5-bay apparatus storage and maintenance.
Will house the department’s administrative and risk reduction divisions.
Classic fire station design vocabulary with masonry and cast stone accents, arched apparatus bay doors, and low pitch roofs.
Administration areas are designed to have direct access to the living areas to encourage interaction between firefighters and administration staff.
“Hot (contaminated), warm (partially contaminated), and cold (clean)” classifications assigned to areas of the building are designed to separate and cycle firefighters and equipment from an active event to ready status.
Design includes ample training areas.
Public educational display areas are integrated into design to showcase awards, memorabilia, and antique fire truck.
The total cost of the project is $18.5 million and funded through capital improvement sales tax, cash reserves and a $10 million bond. Chief Fuller say work should be completed sometime in the Fall of 2023.