Volunteer Fire Station|
Shafer & Associates, PLLC – Office of Architecture
510 University Drive, Starkville, MS 39759
Location: Cleveland, Mississippi
Date Bid: June 2010 Construction Period: Aug 2011 to Jan
Total Square Feet: 6,910 Site: 2.2 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 6,910; total, 6,910 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 24’1”; total, 24’1”.
Basic Construction Type: New/Pre-Engineered.
Foundation: Slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Metal, curtain
wall. Roof: Metal. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls:
Metal stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: Structural Design Group - 220 Great Circle
Road, #106, Nashville, TN 37228
General Contractor: D. Carroll Construction, LLC - P.O. Box 149,
Oxford, MS 38655
Mechanical Engineer: MJR/Senter, PC - 2117 First Avenue North,
Birmingham, AL 35203
Electrical Engineer: Jon D. Rice & Associates, LLC - 5403
Castlewoods Court, #G, Flowood, MS 39232
The Cleveland Volunteer Fire Station was commissioned by Delta State
University. The station is one of three volunteer fire stations serving
the city of Cleveland and was funded by and serves Delta State
University and the airport. The station was designed and built in three
phases: Phase I included a three truck bay with attached storage and
restrooms; Phases II & III added a day/conference/training room with
offices, storage and kitchen facilities, and an additional attached
display truck bay showcases the department’s 1940 antique fire truck.
Completed in 2011, the programming of the fire station needed to reflect
the reputation of the department as the “best volunteer fire department
in the state” (Class 5), be mindful of the history of the department (a
display bay for the department’s antique fire truck) as well as the
“curb appeal” as the first building seen when arriving at the airport.
Practical concerns included ease of maintenance, security, parking
(staff and visitor), exterior truck washing capabilities, compliance
with FAA & DOT regulations, and future expansion potential.
The exterior materials of Phase I truck bay were selected for appearance
and aesthetics, durability, and long-term maintenance. The finish
materials on Phase II and III were selected for the same. A pre-finished
aluminum canopy with brick and split-face columns was added to the north
side of the building of Phase II to create a covered patio and exterior
Construction of the Cleveland Volunteer Fire Station benefits Delta
State University, the airport, and the city of Cleveland with shortened
response times, a greater coverage area, and enhanced community “curb
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practice concentrates on affordable education, civic, and housing
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Brick: Boral Brick
Cold Formed Structural Steel: Marino Ware
Insulation: Owens Corning
Steel Doors & Frames: CECO
Sectional Overhead Doors: Raynor
Paint: Sherwin Williams Promar 200
Pre-Engineered Building: ACI Building Systems