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November 2014 l Firehouse l 85 F ire Station No. 2, one of the sta- tions destroyed in the devas- tating May 2011 tornado that ripped through Joplin, MO, stands as a beacon to the community's rebuild- ing eforts. Following the tornado, the station crew made a difcult transition into a mobile home and a temporary tent-like apparatus bay, both with high maintenance costs. In order to keep equipment from freezing during the winter months, the department utilized diesel-powered heaters, in addition to the building's mechanical systems cost- ing the department signifcant funds during the winter months. Te City of Joplin therefore made it a top priority to create a permanent energy-efcient fre station. Fire Sta- tion No. 2 includes a high efciency boiler which powers an under-slab ra- diant system in the apparatus bays, oc- cupancy sensors which control room lighting, and low-e coated insulated window units to decrease thermal loss. Additionally, a digital control system monitors and sets building tempera- tures based on occupancy. Te roof ma- terial is a high-refectant standing seam metal which minimizes maintenance and replacement costs. Furthermore, operable windows in the living quarters provide natural ventilation and reduce mechanical costs. Te siting of the building also adds to the appeal, not only by allowing for future growth, but by blending into the residential area. Native grasses, a wildfower restoration area, and a rain garden are all elements used to sofen the edges of the fre station's two dou- ble-deep apparatus bays within the dis- trict. Interior appeal is added through a strong delineation between living areas and work spaces. Te design includes a tornado safe room for the crew of fve, which also serves as the turnout gear room during normal operation, and a 380-square-foot ftness room. Te sta- tion not only opened weeks ahead of schedule, but thousands of dollars un- der budget, which increases the depart- ment's overall bottom line. Official Project Name: Joplin Fire Station No. 2 Project City/State: Joplin, MO Date Completed: November 25, 2013 Fire Chief: Mitchell Randles Project Area (sq.ft.) 7,451 Total Cost: $1,617,000 Cost Per Square Foot: $217 Architect/Firm Name: Paragon Architecture, Inc. Website: Design Team: Paragon Architecture, Inc. – Architect, CR architecture + design – Public Safety Design Consultant, Tri-State Engineering – Civil Engineering JS Smith Consulting Engineers, PC – Structural Engineering Malone, Finkle, Eckhardt & Collins, Inc. – MEP Engineering Joplin Fire Station No. 2 JOPLIN, MO CAREER NOTABLE ®

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