NORWALK, Conn. -- The Norwalk Fire Headquarters has won a Gold Award in Firehouse Magazine's second annual Station Design Awards program, which recognizes outstanding architecture and design from fire departments nationwide.
Norwalk architects are Pacheco Ross Architects, P.C. of Voorheesville, N.Y.
Gold, Silver and Bronze awards were distributed across five categories: Career departments, satellite stations, volunteer/combination departments, shared facilities, and renovated fire stations. All participating entries will be published in the November issue of Firehouse Magazine and online within the stations section on Firehouse.com.
“Fire stations have evolved significantly over the past 20 years due to the changing role of fire departments across the country,” said Janet Wilmoth, special projects director to Firehouse Magazine. “Fire departments now recognize the importance of fire sprinklers, meeting rooms for the community and designated fitness areas in fire stations.A significant increase in environmental awareness is heightened in fire departments. New fire/emergency facilities support the demand for quicker response times, diversity in stations and an added focus on firefighter health and safety."
Winners were selected by a panel of five judges, including two fire chiefs, two architects and one fire protection engineer/architect with expertise in fire station designs.
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