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Recent Publications & Presentations
Designing Gender Inclusive Stations Presentation
At the 2023 Station Design Conference, Mike Scott and Kathryn Hicks discuss a variety of design strategies to achieve more inclusive stations from bunk room layouts to locker spaces and even common spaces. Click the link below to learn more about how one size DOESN’T fit all when it comes to providing equity and safety for all regardless of gender, sexual orientation, culture, race, or religion.
STOPPING CHANGE ORDERS BEFORE THEY START
From apparatus bays to storage spaces, design standardization is a way to ensure consistency and equity throughout your station. This presentation explores the many benefits of department design standards and how they can be applied to multiple projects now and in the future.
INCLUSIVITY AND EQUITY IN FIRE STATION DESIGN
While less than 5% of firefighters nationwide are female, gender equity has always been focused on accommodating females in this traditional environment. However, a current trend in design and retrofit of fire stations nationwide isn’t just focusing on gender equality — it’s focused on equity for all regardless of gender, sexual orientation, culture, race, religion.
INDUSTRY STANDARDS FOR FIRE STATION DESIGN
Fire departments have a primary goal of providing safe, responsive service to the communities they are in, while providing a safe environment for the firefighters to work in. There are industry-wide design practices that are common for fire departments across the country to help the facility assist the department in achieving these goals.
How to Breathe Life into an Old Station
In this presentation, Mike explores how to take an older station and turn it into a cutting-edge station. In most older buildings, you do not always know what you are working with until you peel back the layers. Mike will use his experience with renovations of older stations to demonstrate how you can best reduce construction issues ahead of time and change orders along the way.
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