Johnson Roberts Associates is working with the Town of Dracut to design a replacement for the Dracut Fire Station #3. Although the existing Fire Station #3 answers the most calls, it is the smallest of the town’s three stations. So far, this is the third capital project Johnson Roberts has worked on with the Dracut Permanent Building Committee.
The design for the new station supports three fire trucks, a boat, a brush truck, and three crew members. The crew member space includes sleeping quarters, kitchen and dining areas, and a small fitness room. Building on experience working with the Boston Fire Department on their Firehouse Design Guidelines, we are pursuing ‘Healthy Firehouse’ standards in the Dracut facility. These standards isolate areas of the station susceptible to firefighting and hazardous materials contamination from the living spaces by creating a third, neutral zone. This neutral zone is a buffer all personnel must pass through when traveling between the living quarters and apparatus bays.