Elk River Fire Station #3
Elk River, MN
Elk River Fire Station #3 is planned to provide fire suppression services to the newer developments in the eastern part of Elk River and will be critical to maintaining appropriate response times after the Highway 169 Redefine project. The one-story building will be approximately 17,500 square feet including the mezzanine area. It will utilize CMU bearing walls with concrete spread footings and a steel joist roof structure. There will be a tornado shelter inside the building. Major space types include the apparatus bays and support spaces, training tower, large divisible classroom, dayroom, dining and kitchen spaces, offices, shower rooms, and a physical training room.
The building will be at a state of readiness 24/7/365, but as a volunteer fire station the hours when firefighters are actively in the building are impossible to predict. The station is planned to be the base of operations for approximately 30 firefighters. There are 10 parking stalls for first responders and 35 parking stalls for the public or for firefighters arriving at the station for a non-emergency reason.