Surfside Beach Fire Station
Surfside Beach, SC
The town of Surfside Beach, SC, situated directly on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, had determined that the 1970’s pre-engineered structure housing their fire safety operations and emergency operations center had outlived its useful life and needed to be replaced. The new 14,500 square foot, two-story fire headquarters and emergency operations center replaced the existing facility and encompasses: four drive-through fire apparatus bays; cascade room, gear and equipment storage, and de-con area; Emergency Operations Center; administrative offices; classrooms; dorm/living quarters; exercise area; and an emergency electrical power generation system. The structure utilizes concrete cast in place and structural steel. Although the Town elected not to pursue LEED certification, sustainable design principals, materials, and building systems were incorporated where practical.