The City of Omaha and the Omaha Fire Division were in need of a replacement facility in northeast Omaha after leaving the previously shared facility at Eppley Airport. Prochaska & Associates was presented with the responsibility of not only designing a replacement facility but also to develop a prototype for all future Omaha fire stations.
The resulting 6,000 square foot building includes two vehicle bays, a dayroom, a dining area, a kitchen, a fitness room, a decontamination/laundry room, and individual sleep/study rooms for five firefighters including a Chief and a Captain. The building structure is a composite of load bearing block and steel frame construction. The exterior materials are painted steel, burnished block, and a synthetic plaster finish system. The roof system is an insulated metal deck with 1/4” per foot slope and an EPDM mechanically fastened roof membrane.