Danville Fire Station
The new City of Danville Central Fire Station was envisioned as the flagship headquarters for the Danville Fire Department, replacing an outdated station built in the 1960’s.
Combining administrative offices, crew quarters and a three-truck apparatus bay, the 30,000 square foot facility provides state-of-the-art response capability to the community together with modern amenities and conveniences for firefighters and staff.
Designed to promote the safety and long-term health of the firefighters, the second floor living quarters includes the spacious kitchen, shift pantries and dining area with its own outdoor deck. A large day room and fitness area provide additional wellness benefits. Located in the quietest part of the building are ten private dormitories and locker rooms, featuring two traditional brass fire poles.
The first floor administrative offices and support spaces offer the ability to hold public events and seminars in the training room or adjacent outdoor patio, along with a planned memorial plaza recognizing the ultimate sacrifices made by Danville’s fallen first responders.
Subtle details in the brickwork connect this new station to historic fire stations of the past, while the glazed exterior creates a sense of transparency, encouraging interaction between the firefighters and the citizens they serve. The first and second floors are joined by the distinctive glass stair tower flooding both levels with abundant natural light and views. The tower serves as a marker, or beacon to the community – a powerful symbol of civic pride and permanence along Main Street.