Miami Joint Fire & Rescue|
D.E.R. Development Company LLC
750 US Highway 50, Milford, OH 45150
Location: Fairfax, Ohio
Date Bid: Feb 2012
Construction Period: Apr 2012 to Mar 2013
Total Square Feet: 12,316 Site: 1.0033 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: First floor, 9,016; second floor, 3,300; total
12,316 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 14’; second floor, 24’; total, 38’.
Basic Construction Type: New/IIB non-combustible.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade,
Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, storefront, glazed sectional overhead
doors. Roof: Asphalt shingle, membrane. Floors: Concrete.
Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall.
Architect: MSA Architects - 316 W. 4th Street, Cincinnati, OH
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Heapy Engineering - 1400 W.
Dorothy Lane, Dayton, OH 45409
Structural Engineer: Advantage Group Engineers, Inc. - 660
Lincoln Avenue, #305, Cincinnati, OH 45206
Cost Estimator: PDSC Corp. - 1315 Hayward Court, Cincinnati, OH
Landscape Architect: Meisner + Associates/Land Vision - 1118
Pendleton Street, #301, Cincinnati, OH 45202
The Little Miami Joint Fire & Rescue District was created in 2003 by the
merger of two fire departments on Cincinnati's east side. The second
station to be replaced was the Fairfax Fire Station.
The site constraints really drove the design of the station. Located on
a corner lot along busy Wooster Pike at the entrance to Fairfax's
business district, the station needed to be a welcoming gateway to the
community. The tight site meant that trucks would need to access the
apparatus bays from the rear via a side street. Parking for fire
fighters and visitors was provided in a parking lot that was to be
shared by the Fire District and an adjacent restaurant. The location of
the parking lot ensures that visitors will not have to drive or walk
across the apron in front of the apparatus bays.
The building is considered a gateway to the business district, but the
Fire District wanted the design to be dignified without being too
commercial or institutional in appearance. This was achieved through the
use of forms and materials that reference the residential buildings that
make up the adjacent neighborhood' pitched roofs with dimensional
asphalt shingles, face brick, and stone. The interior of the building
makes use of simple, durable materials-painted gypsum board, ground-face
CMU, polished concrete floors, and in some places, exposed painted
structure and ductwork.
The interior of the building is organized so that the living quarters
are all on the first floor with easy access to the apparatus bays. The
second floor contains offices, a conference room, fitness room, and an
area open to the apparatus bays that can be used for storage or for
The Belden Brick Company, Grand Blanc, Oldcastle, Overhead Door
Roofing: Firestone, Hunter, CertainTeed, Metal Era
Entrances & Storefronts: Oldcastle
Interior: USG, CertainTeed, Sherwin Williams, Armstrong, Corian,
Lighting: Columbia, Lamar Lighting, New Star, Intense Lighting,
Prescolite, Kim, Hubbell, Beta Calco