Eagan Fire Station #1
Designed for the Eagan Fire Department, Fire Station #1 replaces two older fire stations in a centralized location with quick access to this portion of the service area. The 16,500 square foot walk-out facility includes five apparatus bays on the lower level. Centrally located off the bays are the turnout gear lockers, decontamination, and support equipment storage, all of which are carefully designed to remove contaminants from the air brought back on vehicles, protective gear and equipment. The remainder of the first floor includes training rooms, offices, dispatch and wellness rooms. The firefighter living quarters including dayroom, kitchen, dining, dorms and laundry are arranged on the upper level between bays separated for air quality and quiet.
CNH Architects designed an exterior building image incorporating a central tower, lighted Maltese cross and clock elements, and a special “thin red line” lighting accent to memorialize all fallen firefighters. The site design includes a curved sign wall facing the main intersection capped by a tall flagpole. The goal was to create a landmark image within the community.