Carver, MA – The Carver Fire Headquarters and Training Facility has been named a 2017 Gold Station Design Award winner by Firehouse Magazine. The national program recognizes outstanding architecture and design from fire departments across the country. The Carver Fire Headquarters was awarded Gold in the Volunteer/Combination Department category and is recognized for its functionality, cost benefit, vision, and Carver Fire pride.
The Carver Fire Headquarters and Training Facility was designed by Kaestle Boos Associates, Inc. of Foxborough, in association with Mitchell Associates Architects of Voorheesville, N.Y. Daedalus Projects, Inc. of Boston served as the owner’s project manager, and M. O’Connor Contracting, Inc. of West Roxbury, Mass., was the general contractor.
The 21,273sf headquarters building includes five double-deep apparatus bays with support spaces, including decontamination, laundry, SCBA, and storage rooms. A mezzanine provides additional storage as well as opportunities for in-station training. The main level of the station also includes an 80-seat training room with industrial kitchen which is used for department events, a fire dispatch center, administrative offices, a firefighter company room, and a turnout gear room. The upper level includes bunk rooms, exercise room, and chaplain’s office.
A separate 3,220sf training facility is located at the rear of the site next to a helicopter landing pad, allowing firefighters to practice real-life fire scenarios onsite.