The City of Rowlett commissioned the design and construction documentation for Fire Station No. 2 as an energy-efficient, LEED certified 12,435 square-foot station built on a 4.24 acre site. It is designed to address modern response needs and bring efficiency to firefighters who will work out of this station. Additional programming required a Police Sub-station of approximately 1,000 square feet.
Housing a Paramedic Engine Company and Mobile Intensive Care Unit Ambulance, and protecting a 5.1 square-mile district centered in Rowlett, Texas. Fire Station #2 replaces a cramped and inefficient facility on Dalrock Road that opened in 1986. The former station housed no more than six male firefighters and two limited-role fire apparatus to serve a residential neighborhood. In addition, modern heating, ventilation, air condition, electrical, plumbing, building ADA and separate gender accommodation issues all were lacking in the old building.
Fire Station #2 will have the ability to host community functions and training events. The energy-efficient 3-bay facility also features an important drive-through feature that prevents the need to block traffic on Schrade Road.