Albany, New York
Defreestville Fire Station
This state-of-the-art fire station in North Greenbush, New York, provides the district with a beautiful, functional facility designed to serve a growing town.
After more than 20 years of planning and organization for a new fire station for the growing town of North Greenbush, New York, the Defreestville Fire Department’s inspiration and vision for a facility to serve the needs of the community was realized in the summer of 2016.
The Fire District’s building committee selected CSArch for architecture, engineering, and construction management Services in order to deliver a turn-key facility with no down time and a seamless transfer of fire prevention and fighting services to the new station.
The new state-of-the-art fire station features five apparatus bays, including two drive-through bays. The overhead doors were designed to allow maximum visibility for the community as well as provide necessary natural light within the bays. Radiant floor heating throughout the apparatus space allows for the vehicles to remain warm and maximize the efficiency of the Station.
The second floor mezzanine space provides the District with indoor training and drill spaces, as well as equipment maintenance and storage areas. Also included are offices, training rooms, locker rooms, a member’s room, and a community meeting hall with a commercial kitchen on the administrative side of the building. The project site was selected to provide better parking and room for future expansion.
The new station is a technologically advanced facility that incorporates 10,500 square feet of firematic space, 2,000 square feet of office space, and 2,600 square feet of meeting and training rooms.