tioga ambulance building
The new Tioga Ambulance facility is located directly across the street from the existing fire hall. The 10,100 sq ft precast concrete building includes a training room, serving kitchen, and offices. It also contains a drive-through wash bay as well as oversized ambulance bays which will provide for the potential use of oversized ambulances, water trucks, extra ambulances, and multiple disaster pods. A backup generator system is in place to power the entire building in the case of power outages and LED lighting throughout the building is being used to guarantee long term cost savings on energy and maintenance. Heated floors in the bays will help to dry the floors or vehicles and unit heaters will help for fast temperature recovery.
On the exterior, precast walls were designed with colored and textured concrete with an accenting band of contrasting brick veneer. All of the ambulance bay doors and the main entrance are crowned with brick arches and keystones, echoing the most traditional fire hall designs with a modern streamlined look. Clerestory windows on the back wall of the ambulance bays provide ample daylight for the bays in a secure fashion. The precast concrete T roof system adds a durable fire and storm protective covering to the facility as well. The appealing building façade created with low maintenance finishes has generated a stream of positive stakeholder feedback.
The project was constructed in 2017.
This project was the ACEC North Dakota 2017 Building/Technology Systems Award recipient.