As the City of Faribault’s community grew, the need for emergency response followed suit and exceeded the capacity of calls that necessitate a dedicated station with a duty crew. Following a study of the existing fire station’s condition, the City of Faribault determined the planning solutions to upgrade their administration and living spaces within the fire station.
The renovation adds a sleeping station program within the tight confines of the existing facility. By collocating all administration spaces on one floor, the fire station now features an upgraded living space, dayroom, and kitchen, as well as new locker rooms, showers, and upgraded training and fitness facilities for full-time staff. The station remained operational during renovations by utilizing a complex phasing process requiring constant and open lines of communication.