The new Station 3 standing at 7300 Kipling Street was opened in April 2022. The building replaces our previous fire station at that location which was built in 1962.
The nostalgic exterior appearance of the new station was designed to honor fire service traditions and our 110-year history of serving our community. All other aspects of the building were designed to serve the needs of a modern fire department while remaining fiscally responsible.
Some exciting design aspects of the fire station include:
- Features are incorporated into the design that allows firefighters to practice rescue techniques and deploy ladders for training purposes on the interior of the building.
- Photovoltaic (PV) panels and energy-efficient windows are provided to lower energy bills and reduce pollution.
- Rather than a large dormitory, the modern fire station has private sleeping rooms while still featuring collaborative group areas.
- The station was designed with specific areas for cleaning and disinfecting contaminated tools and equipment to minimize exposure to harmful carcinogens and pathogens.
- Other design features such as specialized air handling and exhaust systems also help ensure firefighter health and safety while living and working in the building.
- A firehouse gym is provided to encourage firefighter fitness and wellness. The gym provides a balance of equipment to improve strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness.
- As you might imagine, the new fire station is equipped with smoke alarms and an automatic fire sprinkler system because fire safety is so important.
When we broke ground on this facility in January of 2021, we envisioned a fire station that embraced modern features and safety improvements, honored tradition, and met the current and future needs of Arvada Fire. We're excited to now see that vision come to fruition.
The land for the original Station 3 was purchased in 1956 and the building was constructed in 1962. The original station was a single-story brick structure that had two additions since its original construction. The old station was last remodeled in 2009.
To see updates on construction, take a virtual station tour!