Brookings South Main Fire Station #4

Brookings, South Dakota

Anticipating the growth of their City, the Brookings Fire Department needed to reinforce their reliability as the first to arrive at any emergency. As a staff of volunteer firefighters who are professionally trained to protect their community, they had to quickly meet the rising demand for their services. Working with JLG, they constructed a new 5,500 SF South Main Fire Station that accommodates four apparatus bays (three engines and one rescue boat), a support space, and a display space for the Department’s vintage 1949 GMC Firetruck. The building is designed for multiple future expansions as the City expands and develops around them – adding four additional apparatus bays to the west and a residential space to the east. The new building has large, glazed overhead doors and transom windows to showcase the apparatus and direct natural light deep into the bays. The Fire Station is primarily composed of sturdy precast contrasted with metal panels and storefront glazing. Their contemporary fire station now serves as a beacon of safety and reliability that will grow alongside the community of Brookings.

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"I think this building is a shining example of Brookings."
– Fire Chief Darrell Hartmann, Brookings Fire Department