The City of Midland faced a rapidly increasing population and worked to expand fire services to its communities. The 11,000-square-foot Fire Station 10, is one of the largest sub-stations in the city.

This multi-company station is designed to fit the neighborhood profile with a hipped roof system, and brick veneer, making it feel more like a two-story house, than a large commercial building. The station boasts a three-stall, drive-thru bay capable of storing any vehicle length. There is also a training mezzanine designed into the apparatus bay to reduce the time traveling to a central training location.

Living quarters are appointed with residential-looking, commercial quality materials, to give the facility a look and feel more like a home away from home for the occupants. The common multipurpose area, kitchen and dining room are an open plan allowing more interaction and comradery during shifts. A library is accessible off of the commons for more private or quiet times.

Ultimately, response time is the most critical aspect of a fire station and every area of this station was designed and calculated with response time in mind — providing clear, direct access to the apparatus bay from any point in the building.

This site also serves as a reserve vehicle storage. Its location in the city was an ideal choice for keeping reserve vehicles available to a majority of the city as needed. A separate structure was designed to house three additional vehicles of any length, with access from the existing service drive for the station. This reduces the amount of site acquisition and paving necessary to house these additional vehicles.