This 8,500 sf Coeur d’Alene Fire Station No. 3 was built with the aim of providing fire protection for the Northeast side of Coeur d’Alene while blending in with the existing residential neighborhood. The design incorporates traditional firehouse elements, including hip roofs, shingle siding, composition shingle roofing, and a brick veneer wainscot.
Inside the station, you’ll find a 4-bay apparatus room, a 30-person meeting room, three double sleeping rooms, a single sleeping room, an exercise room, a day room, offices, turn-out gear storage, and a decontamination room. The decontamination room is designed to protect the facility from hazardous debris and materials encountered while fighting fires and features an outside entrance into the station.
Other notable features of this station include a generator for emergency power, a fire sprinkler system, a gas-fire radiant heat system for the apparatus room, and a vehicle exhaust system.
Overall, this station is an impressive addition to the community, built with a focus on safety and functionality while maintaining a traditional firehouse aesthetic.