El Dorado Hills Fire Station No. 86|
Calpo Hom & Dong Architects
2150 Capitol Avenue, #200, Sacramento, CA 95816
El Dorado Hills, California
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Construction Period: July 2000 to May 2001
General Contractor: Cal Ram Construction Co. Inc. - 1891 Enterprise Blvd., West Sacramento, CA 95691
Structural Engineer: Buehler & Buehler Associates - 7300 Folsom Blvd., #103, Sacramento, CA 95826
Electrical Engineer: Capitol City Design - 1751 Cebrian Street, West Sacramento, CA 95691
Mechanical Engineer: Sigma Engineering - 3517 Marconi Avenue, #204, Sacramento, CA 95821
Landscape Architect: RJM Design Group - 2398 Fair Oaks Blvd., #1B, Sacramento, CA 95825
Cost Estimator: Bleckman Construction Estimating - 2421 Rio Bravo Circle, Sacramento, CA 95826
Positioned on a strategic hilltop, with panoramic views towards the Sacramento Valley, the newly constructed El Dorado Hills Fire Station No. 86 is poised to watch over and protect future development in the Bass Lake and Marble Ridge areas of the El Dorado Hills Fire District.
Initially staffed with three firefighters and one paramedic, Station 86 is equipped with a Type 1 Structure Fire Engine and a Type 3 Wildland Fire Engine. As the area develops, Station No. 86 is anticipated to include a Fire Truck Company and a Medical Response Crew, in addition to the Fire Engine Company.
Fire Station No. 86 was designed with this expansion in mind, to provide for orderly growth within a given footprint, avoiding future exterior construction which may cause interruptions to response calls and operations.
Concrete masonry, with alternating striping from clay brick veneer, establishes a scale and aesthetic standard for the area, as well as providing a durable material with ease of maintenance. This scale is further established with the deep green of the vertical flutes of the metal siding on the gable ends. The elegant roof forms are simple gables, with concrete roof tiles to anticipate an adjacent residential development in the future, and the strong presence of the Hose Tower signifies the civic nature of the facility.
Living quarters were designed to accommodate the future growth to a crew of ten. Dormitories are two-person, semi-private rooms, with casework locker accommodations for three shift crews. Bathrooms are unisex, self-contained, with water closet, lavatory, and shower.
Site work was complicated by underground rock formations, and considerations for future infrastructure in the area. Concrete paving was used for all driveways and apparatus aprons, to support the weights of the fire equipment. A 20,000 gallon underground fiberglass drafting pit was installed for testing the pump equipment.
DIV 03: CMU: Besalite.
DIV 04: Thin Brick: Endicott.
DIV 07: Manufactured Roofing & Siding: AEP-Span, A Division of ASC Profiles, Inc.; Concrete Roof Tile: Monier.
DIV 08: Aluminum Windows: Mercer; Aluminum Storefront: Vistawall; Glazing:
PPG; Hardware: Hager, Dorma, Trimco, Pemko; Special Doors: Wayne Dalton.
DIV 09: Acoustical Treatment: Armstrong; Wall Coverings: Koroseal; Metal Doors & Frames: Curries/ESSEX; Wood Doors: Oregon Door.
DIV 10: Toilet Accessories: ASI.
DIV 15: Plumbing Fixtures: Chicago Faucets, Haws, American Standard.
DIV 16: Lighting: Day-Brite,