Overland Park, Kansas
SFS has been working with the City of Overland Park, Kansas to plan and design Fire Station #1 (replacement) and Fire Station #48 (new). The design for both stations is intended to align with the Fire Department’s mission and initiatives to actively reduce incidents of occupational health-related issues and provide a wellbeing-oriented facility for its service men and women across its stations. Special attention is paid to contamination control throughout the facility, living quarters designed to promote sleep equity and mental health stabilization and gender-neutral facilities that provide flexibility for accommodating current and future gender ratio changes. The design initiatives for these stations will set the Department’s standard for future Overland Park fire stations in support of their mission. The 10,700 SF Station #48 is designed to be expanded to a two-company station as the community grows and the service area densifies. The station is a double depth drive-through facility with primary and secondary exits and return paths. An option to incorporate a third bay and additional sleeping quarters to accommodate Johnson County MedAct was also considered. The station is being constructed adjacent to the Blue Valley Southwest High School campus and will be an integral part of a new fire science program OPFD and Blue Valley School District are developing as part of the district’s Center for Advanced Professional Services (CAPS).
Civic, Public Safety