Germantown Milestone Station 34
A new station for Montgomery County Maryland, Station #34 provides Fire & Rescue services to the eastern portion of Germantown. The program called for 22,200 s.f. of space, including four drive-thru apparatus bays, a training room for 50 personnel, offices, and dormitory for 20. The kitchen and dining rooms are located in the center of the building, adjacent to a curved glass wall that opens onto a partially covered outdoor terrace. Transparency from this terrace through to the middle of the building allows natural light to reach the exercise room. The day room, while secluded from the noise of the kitchen and dining area, is also adjacent to the terrace.
The building is LEED ‘Certified’. Recycled materials, daylight, and energy efficient systems were all incorporated into the design to achieve the rating. In addition to the standard PPE storage, SCBA, EMS, decontamination area and maintenance shop is storage space for the specialized equipment used by the Urban Search and Rescue Team.
- Notable Design / Fire Chief Magazine Station Style Awards 2011
- Award of Merit (Silver) / F.I.E.R.O. Fire Station Design Awards 2010