OVERVIEW

When three adjacent communities began growing, they knew they needed to re-evaluate how to best serve and protect the new residents they were attracting. Step one was to expand and establish a new fire territory that would bridge the communities. Step two: design and develop a new station that would enable first responders to get to people in need fast.

Vernon Fire Station 432
The Story

Timing is everything—and for first responders, the stakes couldn’t be higher.

With an active railroad line separating thousands of homes from the nearest existing fire station, this created a significant challenge for the burgeoning towns of Fortville, McCordsville, and the rural areas of Vernon Township. They responded by forming a new fire territory that would benefit all and reached out to DELV to help design a brand-new station to protect citizens north of the railroad line. The new, modern station houses 10 bunk rooms, two pull-through apparatus bays and living quarters, all designed with durability and efficiency at the forefront.

MARKET
Civic
SIZE
12,100 SF
SCOPE
New Construction
LOCATION
Fortville, IN
On the Move

On the Move

Pull-through bays welcome ease of use, while a surrounding swipe of charcoal paint adds character to an otherwise blank slate.

Dining In

Dining In

The kitchen and adjacent dining area provides plenty of storage and seating for all firefighters living in the station.

Working It Out

Working It Out

Knowing the importance of physical fitness, the gym is equipped for any style of work out. A full wall of glazing paired with a long mirror gives way to plenty of daylight.

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