Fire Company No. 1, Renovation is Moving Ahead – Fair Lawn

This project expands and renovates the fire company’s 50 year old building in order to provide for a new ladder truck with a reach of 95 feet. This apparatus can save lives and help put out fires quicker with more safety. Additional spaces for training and administration are provided to meet the mission of this volunteer company.  In the aftermath of 9-11 all fire departments have intensified training and this facility provides a better atmosphere for those who risk their lives to help their fellow citizens and, then have to go back to work the next day to their “regular” jobs.  Our staff working with Archstone Architecture designed a second floor addition and raised the roof above the apparatus area to provide the needed clearances. We were able to accommodate the program even though the project has been scaled back due to fundraising limitations and the poor economy. A new exterior appearance is developed to be in keeping with a modern fire station, to be a good neighbor in a residential community, and to provide space necessary for firefighting equipment, training and homeland security. Sal Aliano an architecturally trained professional firefighter was involved throughout the process.

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Joel Ives

Joel Ives is the founding partner of The Ives Architecture Studio. He has over 30 years of architectural and urban planning experience in the New York metropolitan area

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