City of Bayport Fire Station
The Bayport Fire Department serves 13,000 people in the Bayport, Baytown, Oak Park Heights and West Lakeland, Minnesota, communities. It responds to emergencies in nearby residential and prairie conditions, as well as the St. Croix River, Oak Park Heights Prison and Anderson Windows production facilities.
The new Bayport Fire Station replaces a 6,630-SF station built in the 1940s that no longer met the needs of the community. The facility consists of an 18,150-SF, one-story plus mezzanine with five double-deep apparatus bays that accommodate pull-through capability with 10 bay doors.
Onsite training components are integrated wherever possible, providing firefighters with access to full training while keeping them close to home in the event of an emergency. Training features include a stair tower with repelling capabilities, rescue balcony, confined space shaft, breaching doors and windows, roof venting, smoke mezzanine and caged ladder. These features provide realistic simulation of the hazardous situations faced by firefighters on a regular basis.
The station will double as a community gathering space, with a large multi-purpose room and kitchen. The design solution integrates a glossy-red display wall that celebrates Bayport's firefighting history, displaying artifacts including historic helmets, badges and photos.
The project also includes new offices and storage, expansion space for apparatus and gear, equipment storage, laundry and mechanical shop, dayroom and dorm suites.
At a glance
Mezzanine with Five Apparatus Bays
Integrated On-site Training
Five Double-Wide Apparatus Bays
Onsite Training including Stair Tower, Rappelling Tower, Rescue Balcony and Caged Ladder
Conference and Communications Areas
Electrical, Mechanical, Structural and Civil Engineering