Fire Station No. 3 – Jefferson City, MO Dawn L. Andres 2017-04-26T10:59:34+00:00
Location: Jefferson City, Missouri
Project Type: Vehicle Maintenance Facility, Municipal Facility
Size: 12,826 sq. ft.
Construction Cost: $2.33 million
Completed: August 2014
Total of 12,826 square feet
New Fire Administration Offices
3-1/2 bay drive through apparatus
Firefighter Bunk Rooms
Men and Women Bath Facilities
Living Room & Dining Room
Kitchen & Patio
“The department told architects for the building that ‘we want to build something for tomorrow, not just today. This station gives the department flexibility to grow in the future.”
Jason Turner, formerly with the Jefferson City Fire Department
Having outgrown the previous fire station No. 3, which was built in the 1960s, the Jefferson City Fire Department required a new station that would be better located and equipped to serve the community’s needs. The department required a facility that could be used for training and public education as well as a staging area for firefighters.
The new 12,826 sq. ft. fire station on Rock Hill Road in Jefferson City is a 1 story, 3-1/2-bay Craftsman-style building with two small mezzanines in the apparatus bay for storage. The $2.33 million station has offices, living quarters, workout and training rooms, and a small hardened backup 911 call center.
According to Fire Chief Matt Schofield, GIS mapping showed that as the city has grown, a gap in coverage developed between fire stations No. 1 and 5. He said, “The new station will allow a quicker response to that area of the city. It’s location on Missouri I79 will help the Fire Department get the best possible ISO insurance rating.”