Fire Station 12

Station 12 on the city's far-west side began operations at 400 South Point Road in August 2009, filling a significant gap in emergency response.

The station's Community Room is named in memory of Dr. Darren Bean, the Department's former Medical Director. Dr. Bean died in a Med Flight crash in May 2008. A memorial plaque for Dr. Bean is showcased in the Community Room.

Construction

Station 12 was built to meet specifications for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design. LEED is an internationally-recognized green building certification system providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most:

Solar Heating Panels

  • Energy savings
  • Water efficiency
  • CO2 emissions reduction
  • Improved indoor environmental quality
  • Stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts

Station 12 received LEED Platinum Certification, the first firehouse in the country to earn that distinction. The building received Fire Chief Magazine’s Silver place 2009 Station Style Design Award.

Storm Water Collection System

Station 12's "green" construction includes these noteworthy design elements:

  • A geo exchange system that is the sole source for heating and cooling the building
  • A green roof with vegetation in place of conventional roofing materials
  • Solar heating panels for the building's hot water needs
  • Xeriscaping that reduces the amount of high-maintenance turf in the landscaping
  • A storm water collection system for general non-potable water use

Equipment

  • Engine 12 – a 2008 Pierce Quantum Engine with a 1500 gallons-per-minute fire pump and 500-gallon water tank along with ground ladders, fire hose, and tools. In addition, Engine 12 carries emergency medical equipment including a defibrillator, oxygen, and immobilization gear. 
  • HIT 12 – a 2003 Ford F-550 XL Super Duty with trailer. HIT (Hazardous Incident Team) 12 supports the MFD Hazmat team. It carries personnel along with equipment used for decontamination and spill control.

Staffing

  • 1 Lieutenant, station officer
  • 1 Apparatus Engineer (driver) operating the engine
  • 2 Firefighters staffing the engine

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