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STATION DESIGN WEBINARS


Available for On Demand Viewing. Certificates of Attendance can be requested by e-mailing info@fieroonline.org.

 

WEEK 6: "Safe Stations, Safe Responders" & "Immersive Design to Improve Resiliency and Behavioral Health"

Safe Stations, Safe Responders

by Ted Galante, President, The Galante Architecture Studio, Inc.

 Events of today bring varying levels of danger to our first responders. Current stations need to be built and possibly hardened in ways that will keep them safe while in quarters. This talk focuses on how to select and arrange a building site, analyze construction methods, and design a building to keep its occupants out of harm’s way. By using case studies, we show how to design and build stations that stay up and operational during all sorts of events or attacks.

Immersive Design-Improving Resiliency and Firefighter Behavioral Health

by Paul Erickson, Principal, LeMay Erickson, Willcox Architects

Emergency responders who encounter traumatic incidents often experience alarmingly high levels of anxiety, depression, PTSD and suicide. New design strategies for fire stations can reduce the impact of trauma and create a healing environment for firefighters. This talk will address the influence of daylight, views to the outside, natural materials, finishes, color, lighting and use of outdoor spaces. Fire station design can now enhance the crew’s resiliency, mental and emotional well-being.

WEEK 7 - "Decon Now - Hot Zone Transitions" & "Anatomy of an Apparatus Bay"

Decon Now-Designing Hot Zone Transitions

by Katie Atwater, Project Manager and Christopher Khede, Principal, LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects


Building on the principles of Hot Zone Design, this presentation focuses on the design of transitional decontamination spaces within a fire station. The design of these spaces is a critical part of controlling and containing contaminant exposure, and there is not a one size fits all solution. Decontamination design must be customized based on each department’s health-safety goals, operational procedures, staffing demands, and budget. This presentation will present a series of decon design solutions.

Anatomy of the Apparatus Bay

by Rob Manns, Principal, Manns Woodward Studios


This two-part presentation will focus on strategies that are utilized to develop effective and functional apparatus bays and support spaces for operational efficiency and training. The first part of the presentation shall cover how apparatus bays have evolved over the years and what factors now drive their cost. The second part of the presentation will review more detailed items such as spatial requirements, lighting, mechanical systems, vehicle exhaust systems, fire protection, etc.

Week 9: "Vehicle Exhaust Systems" & "Design & Data on the Well-Being of Our Local Heroes"

Vehicle Exhaust Extraction Systems 101 - What You Really Need to Know

by Patrick Stone, Deputy Director of Emergency Services, H2M architects + engineers

Presented from the point of view of the design professional (and long-time volunteer firefighter) that specializes in the design of fire stations using these types of systems, attendees will learn how to analyze and select the system that best suits their needs. Real life examples and case studies will help illustrate the types and uses of the systems available.

How Fire Station Design and Data are Influencing Mental and Physical Health and Well-Being of Our Local Heroes

by Tim Wiley, Project Manager and Chad Edwards, Principal, emersion DESIGN


The mental health and physical well-being of firefighters is becoming more prevalent in the today's world. With new building standards such as Fitwel and WELL, architects and users are putting a higher focus on the way occupants interact with their facilities. Because first responders have much higher levels of stress than the typical office worker, extra emphasis on healthy building strategies must be taken to provide spaces for decompression.

Week 10: "Planning the Station Within Budget" & "Anatomy of Kitchen & Living Spaces"

Planning the Station We Need Within Our Budget

by Ken Newell, Principal, Stewart-Cooper-Newell Architects

Designing a Fire Station project can be a daunting task - but it doesn’t have to overwhelm you. As one of the opening sessions at FIERO, this presentation will introduce the audience to the foundational components necessary for the planning, design, and construction of your great Fire Station. We will cover critical issues such as: planning and building the 75-year station; the evolution of fire station design and recent trends; selecting the design team; and, pitfalls to avoid.

Anatomy of the Kitchen and Living Spaces

by Rob Manns, Principal, Manns Woodward Studios

This two-part presentation will focus on strategies that are utilized to develop effective and functional kitchens and living spaces that promote reinforcing the culture of the department, increasing operational efficiency, and controlling project costs. The first part of the presentation shall cover how kitchen and living spaces have evolved over the years and what factors now drive their cost. The second part of the presentation will review more detailed items such as finish and equipment.

Week 11: "Combination Facilities" & "FED Talk: Change Orders"

Combination Facilities

by Ted Galante, President, The Galante Architecture Studio, Inc.

Whether combining a drill yard, firehouse, and maintenance facility, or a combined Police and Fire facility, or a new e911 center with a municipal DPW site, initial planning strategies and goals need to be put in place. How do we keep each group safe? Who has access to which parts of the site? Who is responsible for camera, recording, and site maintenance? We will clarify these topics and more in this seminar.

Week 12: "Report From the Jury: 2021 Design Award Winners"

Design Award Winners and Comments from the Jury
by Rob Main, Captain, Honolulu Fire Department (ret.) and F.I.E.R.O. Staff Member

The 2021 F.I.E.R.O. design Award winners will be announced and Rob will discuss comments from the jury. 

Highlights of the winning stations will be presented. Please join as we celebrate excellence in architectural design! This is also a great opportunity to find out what the jury looks for before submitting your project for 2021 Design Awards consideration.

A certificate of attendance for potential CEU submission can be requested by e-mailing info@fieroonline.org after the webinar.

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