Project Location - Windom, Minnesota
The City of Windom was in need of more space to house all their fire apparatus and ambulance vehicles in a single building as their fleet had grown over the years. The need to house all of the apparatus and emergency vehicles in one location was critical to assure residents adequate response times required by NFPA 1710 standards. Brunton Architects & Engineers designed the City’s new Emergency Services Building to include space for both fire and ambulance crews. Specific spaces in the building include shared lounge area, sleeping quarters, multiple private offices, storage rooms, toilet rooms and showers, large meeting/training room suitable for 50 people, kitchen, apparatus bays for 10 fire apparatus, garage space for three ambulances, a dedicated wash bay, SCBA room, hose drying tower, and several other amenities. The exterior of the building is comprised of precast wall panels that borrow not only color and materials from the surrounding neighborhood, but also borrow from the historic nature of them as well.