The F&D team provided project management, architecture and engineering design reviews and construction inspection services for this new fire command center located near Bandelier National Monument which will serve as the wildland fire dispatch center of the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service and the BLM. The facility consists of apparatus bays, offices, communications and data rooms, storage for equipment, training rooms, a maintenance building and covered parking for 11 vehicles. Facility also includes 3 helipads for rescue and firefighting operations.
This project incorporated numerous sustainable design elements including solar panels on the carport, solar hot water, radiant heat, heat recovery from the data rooms, high performance envelope, CFD climate and building modeling. The facility is now completely “off the grid”.