Housed in a structure dating back to 1912, the Norwalk FireDepartment has grown and evolved and the building no longer meets the needs of a modern department. When the facility originally opened, two-thirds of its bays were dedicated to horse drawn apparatus. Now, the Department is working with the space they have, adapting to work with the existing structure instead of the community’s needs. The existing bays do not allow for proper training on the trucks and storage of specialized equipment is located where space is available rather than in the most efficient location. The new Norwalk Fire Station will provide the department a chance to optimize the layout and allow for faster response times.
The centrally located facility will allow the department to meet the NFPA 1710 response requirements for the majority of the 46 square miles the department covers.
The proposed building is 17,017 sf. Key features and goals for the new station include;
- Five Bay Design
- Reduce Response Times
- Improved service to the City
- Sized to fit modern fire apparatus
- Dedicated Training Room
- Apparatus Bay Training Space
- Separate Administration and Living Areas