SFS Architecture and Walter P Moore provided complete A/E services for Fire Station #2 for the City of Belton. The building construction for the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is “hardened” to withstand up to 165 mph winds (or an EF1 tornado). In the event of an emergency, city officials will be able to run the city from this facility for several days. Building materials used to prevent collapse include reinforced concrete masonry walls grouted full and a bar joist roof structure supporting a reinforced concrete slab on a metal deck room system. The facility features three drive-through apparatus bays, an EOC bay, administrative headquarters, and a training tower. Living quarters include individual bunks, dayroom, kitchen, and an exercise area. The facility was designed to allow for quick access from the living quarters to the apparatus bay. Training facilities include a three-story tower with ladder access, repelling and confined space training components. Academic training is a shared function with the EOC Operations Center and has full A/V capabilities.
Civic, Public Safety