Fire Station 45
Replacing the former station in another location, this new mixed-use station and municipal building is designed to be both functional and aesthetic, reflecting the needs of the firefighters who spend extended periods of time in the building and those of the surrounding community. The building headquarters the city's fire department, and includes four vehicle bays, offices and living quarters. Crew members reside on the second floor with administrative space located on the third. Designed to streamline services and promote collaboration among departments, the Fire Prevention and Inspection Division is also based out of the station, as are the district chiefs for emergency management, special operations and health and safety.
A solid foundation on a prominent corner lot in downtown Clearwater, the three-story brick building communicates stability and efficiency. The department's signature color, fire engine red, is incorporated in details throughout the facility, including furniture, doors, and floor of the fire truck bays. The building is infused with natural light—through the double-tiered windows in the doors of each vehicle bay, large windows that punctuate each floor, and the dramatic glass-enclosed entry that rises up the full three stories.
Fire Station 45 is expected to achieve LEED Silver certification.