In a series of three recent projects for the City of Borger, the fire station was the first project entrusted to PSC. Renovations to the existing building and additions to the fire truck bays were included in this project.

Paul Hare, project architect, said, “The entire facility was too small for what they needed. So, we went through and added the necessary classrooms, offices and additional apparatus bays.”

The L-shaped building’s exterior was covered in a brick veneer and re-roofed with copper-colored hipped metal to make a statement in the residential area. On the interior, a classroom/meeting room was added for continued education. The kitchen and living areas have an open layout. The materials used throughout these areas are all commercial grade for durability and easy cleanup.

Additional features include a fenced-in patio with a BBQ pit, separate men’s and women’s bunk rooms, a garage and an equipment room for firefighters on-call. All areas have direct access to the multi-stall, drive-through apparatus bay to encourage quick response time to all emergencies.

A new private gym is a proud feature of the fire station. CrossFit training equipment and other top-notch technology were chosen for the space. A custom rubber floor features the Borger Fire Department logo. The gym is available for use of both the fire station and police department.

Nichole Carroway, architectural intern, said, “Those are the people who we want to save our family members and such, so giving them that space was really a treat.”