PRESS RELEASE – November 30, 2019 Downtown Fire Station 6 - Wins National Design Award
Downtown Fire Station 6 - Wins National Design Award
Menlo Park Fire Protection District
Pictured above - Menlo Park Fire Station Six, located at 700 Oak Grove Avenue in Downtown Menlo Park – Credit Menlo Fire
Menlo Park Fire Protection District Station 6 in Downtown Menlo Park has won the 2019 National Firehouse Fire Station Design Bronze Award (3rd place) for Career Stations II, or less than 15,000-square-foot facilities, staffing full-time fire and emergency personnel. 12 nominees, out of a total 54 Submittals, over 8 categories. For more information, search, 2019 Firehouse Station Design Awards, and refer to page 20.
Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman said “we spent eleven years saving, carefully planning and constructing this Fire Station. The community loves the new ultra-modern, resilient and traditionally classic looking Fire Station, which is wrapped in a “historic” looking shell. We spent hundreds of hours making sure our attention to detail was carefully executed. We also focused on preserving our past, by relocating our 1899 original Carriage House and new display building at this site, which allowed us to no longer need to store our early motorized fire engines at our Fire Stations, taking up critically needed room and space. We’re honored to have been selected and won this award!
The new drive through, two story, 8335 square foot modern and resilient Fire Station re-opened in June 2018, while demolition of the house behind it, purchased by the Fire District, and construction of the Display/Storage Building and planned movement of the 1899 Carriage House from Fire Station 1 start behind the new building. The new Fire Station was formally completed and dedicated on July 2019.
Please see the amazing photographs not included in the Firehouse column and article located below!
Pictured above – The display storage structure and 1899 Original Carriage House and the communities first Fire Station - Credit Menlo Fire
Pictured above – The 1899 Original Carriage House with the 1900 Larkin Hose Wagon (made in SF) - Credit Menlo Fire
Pictured above – The display and storage building houses the Fire Districts early motorized fire apparatus like this 1956 Seagrave Engine - Credit Menlo Fire
Pictured above – The display and storage building houses the Fire Districts early motorized fire apparatus like this 1930 Aherns Fox Engine - Credit Menlo Fire
Pictured above – The display and storage building houses early artifacts like this telephone console, clock and other artifacts - Credit Menlo Fire
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