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Westminster Fire Department headquarters

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Westminster Fire Department headquarters
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Westminster Fire Administration
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Rondinelli, Stephen
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At head of title: Architectural thesis.
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Cover title: Westminster Fire Administration.
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Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree, Master of Architecture, College of Design and Planning.
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Stephen Rondinelli.

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University of Colorado Denver
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WESTMINSTER
ADMINISTRATION
RONDINELLI
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STEPHEN RONDINELLT ARCHITECTURAL THESIS
WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS MAY 13, 1983


TABLE OF CONTENTS Page(s)
... 2
Objective 3
Projected Image 4-5
Introduction Funct ion 6-7
Personnel 8-9
Activities ' 10 11
Space Requirement Sq. Ft 12 13
General Program Information 14
Relationships Operational Division 15 28
Relationships Administration Division 29 34
Activities Parking 35 36
Outdoor Space 36
r Special Requirements ; Form 37
City of Westminster Map . 38
Site 39 43
Legal Description 41
Site Elements 44 50
Land Use 51
Water System . 52 53
Sewer System 54
Transportation 55
Site Summary 56 57
Climate & Demographic Data 58 60
Code Study Economy 61 68
Budget 69
Operating Costs Time 70
Historical Data 71 72
Time Table 73
Appendix/Design Drawing
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WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
SELECTED ADVISORY BOARD
1. John Dutch, Fire Chief City of Westminster; client
2. Carla McConnel, Architect Harkins, Call & Assoc., consultant
3. Bob Lienemann, Landscape Architect City of Westminster; consultant
4. Bob Kindig, Architect Professor University of Colorado; consultant


WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
OBJECTIVE
To design a living, working, operational and administrative facility for the City of Westminster Fire Department.
This problem is to include a fire station and administrative facility only and must show its relationship to a schematic municipal complex and park, which will someday all be located on the site.
This "new" facility will replace an outdated fire station which is just a few blocks away (90th Avenue and Lowell Boulevard), and also provide a "new" administrative facility for the fire department administration which has outgrown their present facility at 73rd Avenue and Osceola Street in the older part of Westminster.


WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
PROJECTED IMAGE
The City of Westminster recently recognized the need for future expansion of not only fire department facilities, but of city hall. So in 1980 the city purchased approximately 20 acres of land at 92nd Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard for the future use of a "new" municipal complex. The proposed site for the municipal complex and fire department headquarters is located on the eastern fringe of what is known as the Westminster Center. This land form is a highly visible land form and is considered to be the visual terminous of the center and provide citizens coming to the municipal complex and fire department with panoramic views of the mountains and the activities of the total Westminster
Center.


WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
The basic goals suggested are that all development at the Westminster Center, particularly the fire department headquarters, be of the highest quality that is consistant with market economics, be responsive to the "bigger ideas" for the center, and ultimately, increase the "richness of life" experienced by the citizens of Westminster.
The objective of this study is not to seek stylistic unity in the Westminster Center, but to achieve quality by the use of material and form which project a "downtown" character.
The goal of the City of Westminster is to become a balanced community with a distinctive life style within the metropolitan area. In order to achieve this goal, the City must become self-sufficient and physically, socially, and economically diverse. These conditions foster longterm stability and resident satisfaction in a balanced community.


WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
Westminster Center
City of Westminster, Colorado
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DENVER
Lakewood
Englewood
Subsequently, the Westminster University was constructed, and its presence became an important catalyst in the growth of the fledgling pioneer community. Today, the magnificent structure that housed the university is a landmark of the community.
RODUCTION
Westminster is located in the northern metropolitan area of Denver, approximately 20 minutes from downtown Denver. As shown on the vicinity map, the City of Westminster has good access from both the Denver and Boulder area.
One hundred years ago, Colorado settlers saw the natural beauty in the area that is now Westminster, and sought to place a major university on its highest hill. They were impressed with the spectacular vistas of the Colorado front range and rolling prairie that were afforded from Crown Point, the highest point in the area.


WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
Modern day newcomers are still impressed with the views, but they are also coming to Westminster because of its reputation as a progressive, balanced, and financially solid community. The professional City government has kept pace with rapid growth and has consistently applied sound and efficient management, allowing the maintenance of quality City services in the face of change.
Recently the City of Westminster finalized a landmark water agreement which has led the way for new development by providing sufficient resources for growth.
In addition, aggressive efforts to reveal other potential water sources have paid off, enabling Westminster to proceed in developing large portions of as yet undeveloped land.
On this base Westminster looks forward to a future as an important component in the Denver metropolitan area.
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OBJECTIVE / INTRODUCTION
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FUNCTION




WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
FUNCTIONS
TYPICAL FIRE DEPARTMENT FUNCTION REQUIREMENTS:
The basic building of a fire department is the fire station, which can house one or several companies engine, ladder trucks, rescue ambulance or special units -fully manned and equipped for instant response 24 hours a day.
The fire department building must be unique. Unlike most other buildings, the fire station is considered by some to be a "home away from home". Keeping this in mind the plan of the building must be simple and practical.
FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTEP
Since there are two major areas of concern in the fire department headquarters, namely operations and administration, we will divide the major functional areas according to the following divisions:


WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
FUNCTION/PEOPLE
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PERSONNEL TO UTILIZE FACILIT Operational Division of Facility:
1 - Battalion Chief
1 - Station Captain
2 - Engineers.
2 - Paramedics
6 - Firefighters
12 Total On-Line Personnel (Note: this accounts for expansion of personnel for providing additional services.)
Administrative Division of Facility
1 - Fire Chief
1 - Operations Chief
1 - Fire Marshal
1 - Deputy Fire Marshal
1 - Training Chief
2 - Fire Inspectors/Investigators
3 - Civilian Secretary/Clerical Staff
10 Total Administrative Personnel
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WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
FUNCTION/ACTI VITIES
FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS FUNCTIONAL AREAS
Operations
Entry
Watch Desk Area Day Room
Personal Quarters Kitchen Eating Area Showers/Toilets
Private Shower/Toilet (officer)
Public Toilets @ 80 s.f. each
Battalion Chief Office
Captain Office
Apparatus Floor
Storage
Shop Area
Laundry Area
Hose Tower/Storage
Compressor Room
Hose Washing Room
Generator Room
Mechanical Systems
Weight/Fitness Room


WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS FUNCTIONAL AREAS (cont.)
Administration
Fire Chief Office Operations Chief Office Fire Marshal Office Deputy Fire Marshal Office Training Chief Office Training Room Conference Room Toilets Kitchenette General Storage/Files Secured Files/Evidence Room Secretarial/lnspector Area Xerox Room


WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
FUNCTION / A CTiVITiES
GROSS SQUARE FOOTAGE SPACE REQUIREMENTS:
Operations
Entry 144 s.f.
Watch Desk 80 s.f.
Day Room 400 s.f.
Personal Quarters 1080 s.f.
Kitchen 200 s.f.
Eating Area 200 s.f.
Showers/Toilets (Female Firefighter Facility) 400 s.f.
Private Shower/Toilet (Officer) 200 s.f.
Public Toilets @ 80 s.f. each 160 s.f.
Battalion Chief Office 144 s.f.
Captain Office 144 s.f.
Apparatus Floor 3600 s.f.
Storage 400 s.f.
Shop Area 200 s.f.
Laundry/Janitor 100 s.f.
Hose Tower/Storage 100 s.f.
Compressor Room 120 s.f.
Hose Washing Room 100 s.f.
Generator Room 100 s.f.
Mechanical Systems 200 s.f.
Weight Room 200 s.f.
8352 s.f.
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WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
GROSS SQUARE FOOTAGE SPACE REQUIREMENTS: Administration
Entry/Reception Area 144 s. f.
Fire Chief Office 180 s. f .
Operations Chief Office 144 s. f .
Fire Marshal Office 144 s. f .
Deputy Fire Marshal Office 120 s. f -
Training Chief Office 120 s. f .
Training Room 2,500 s. f .
Conference Room 240 s. f .
Toilets 160 s. f.
Kitchenette 100 s. f .
General Storage/Files 200 s. f .
Secured Files/Evidence Room 100 s. f .
Secretarial/lnspector Area 600 s. f .
Xerox Room 80 s. f.
TOTAL 4,688 s. f .
Total Gross Square Feet
Operations 7,852 s. f .
Administration 4,688 s. f .
TOTAL 12,540 s. £.
+ 157 for circulation, walls, mechanical chases,
etc., which is 1,880 s. f .
Total Gross Square Feet 14,920 s. f .
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WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
GENERAL BUILDING PROGRAM CRITERIA:
1. Passive energy conservation to be considered.
2. Single story design required for operational division. Administration division could have second story design.
3. Operation and administration services must be segregated by distance and physical barrier. These two functions can be accessible but not on a routine basis.
4. Soil/wear resistant finishes.
5. Commercial grade facilities, furniture and equipment.
6. Ceilings to be lO'-O" high except in apparatus room, which require 16'-0" clear height.
7. Use of skylights to light interior working spaces with natur 1 lighting.
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FINAL PROGRAM
FUNCTION / RELATIONSHIPS
OPERATIONAL DIVISION
Entry
PROGRAM CRITERIA
1. Protected entry, both on exterior by use of landscape material, and interior by double door entry chamber.
2. Doorbell to Captain's office and day room.
3. Direct telephone line to Police/ Fire Dispatch Center at entry, with adequate lighting.
4. Soil/water/wear resistant finishes.
5. Visitors entrance and parking located near entry.
Watch Desk Area (80 s.f.)
1. Close proximity to entry and related to day room.
2,
3.
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Viewing of apparatus room from sitting position.
Wire for fire department base radios, intercom, telephone, and public address system.
Garage door openers to be operable from watch desk area and apparatus floor.


WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
PROGRAM CRITERIA
Living/Day Room (400 s.f.)
1. Access to screened, landscaped patio area.
2. Direct access to apparatus room.
3. Quarry tile floor.
4. Recreational reading area.


WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
Sleeping Quarters (1080 s.f.)

PROGRAM CRITERIA
1. Residential feeling for sleeping quarters.
2. Design for ten cubicles, each cubicle to have a bed,' three lockers, a built-in desk, and task lighting.
3. Design building for three companies of ten men total.
4. Electrical outlets and individual bed lights desirable.
5. Alarm signal to activate dorm room 1ights.
6. Visitor's doorbell to be audible from this space.
7. Carpeted floors.
8. Directly accessible fo toilets, showers/ laundry.
9. Sleeping area located away from noise, with toilet/shower room separated.
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FINAL PROGRAM
Kitchen (200 s.f.)
Eating Area (200 s.f.)
Total Kitchen/Eating Area (400 s.f.)
PROGRAM CRITERIA
1. Residential kitchen.
2. List : of appliances:
a. Two compartment refrigerator/
freezer.
b. Commercial gas stove.
c. Deep stainless steel sink.
d. Built-in dishwasher and garbage
disposal.
e. Microwave.
3. Kitchen adjacent to television room with bar counter divider separation.
4. Dining table to seat 12. people in adjacent day room.
5. Quarry tile floor.


WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
Toilets/Showers
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PROGRAM CRITERIA
1. Two private showers, four lavatories with mirrors.
2. Approximately four toilets, two urinals. Check for handicapped comp 1iance.
3. Indirect access to apparatus area.
4. Ceramic tile floor and wall material.
5. Fixture count based on maximum occupancy of twelve men.
6. Female firefighter toilets/showers (100 s.f.)
a. one private shower, one lavatory with mirror.
b. one toilet.
c. close proximity to other toilet/ shower.


WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
Private Shower/Toilet for Officers
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PROGRAM CRITERIA
1. Combine facility between Battalion Chief and Captain's office/room.
2. Close to other toilet rooms and mechanical systems.
3. One private shower.
One lavatory with mirrors.
One urinal.
4. Ceramic tile floor and wall material.
5. Locker area separated from toilet/ shower area.
6. Provide space for 6 lockers.
Public Toilets
(2 each @80 s.f. = 160 s.f.)
PROGRAM CRITERIA
1. One toilet and one lavatory and mirror.
2. Ceramic tile on floor and walls.
3. Provide for handicapped.
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FINAL PROGRAM
Battalion Chief Office Captain Office
(144 s.f. each total 288 s.f.)
AffA^ATUS
PROGRAM CRITERIA
1. Close to shared shower/toilet room.
2. Radio, telephone communications.
3. Desk area, chair, and two visitor chairs.
4. Provide for typewriter and paperwork space.
5. Battalion Chief, good access to administrative area.
6. Captain office, view of apparatus floor.
7. Direct access to apparatus room.


WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
Apparatus Room (3600 s.f.)
PROGRAM CRITERIA
1. Three bay design with drive-through capability and allowance for addition of fourth bay. 75% chance of fourth bay addition within IQ years.
2. Three bay design approximately 60 feet wide and 60 feet deep. Ceiling height 16 feet minimum.
3. Floors sloped to trough drains for good drainage, with grease and sand traps as required/
4. Floor to be dropped 6" for water control when washing and cleaning trucks.
5. Storage along sides of apparatus room walls for bunker clothes, coats, boots, helmets, linen storage. Storage units to be 2'-6" deep,
with maximum ventilation. Important to keep bunker clothes dry.
6. Metal roll-section doors to bay openings minimum 14'-0" x 14'0" high. Minimum glass in door.
7. Glazed tile or epoxy paint full height on walls and cleanable ceiling material. Designed for minimal maintenance.
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WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
PROGRAM CRITERIA (cont.)
Apparatus Room (cont.) 8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
No air compressor requirement.
Water spigot required.
Doors to be automatic and independent of each other, but can be manually operated. Door closer operated from within watch desk room or at door only (not from within trucks). Safety stop at bottom edge of doors important.
Exhaust hoses for trucks are optional Motorized dampers also a possibility.
Access to each area of building from apparatus room.
Floors designed for heavy equipment. (12% ton pumper truck including 500 gallon of water.)
Unit space heaters ceiling mounted.
Maximum fire truck size: 42'-0" long by 8'-0" wide by 12'-0" high. Maximum truck weight is 50,000 lbs.
IV water tap with water hammer protection.
Structural supports between three bay and future fourth bay can be accommodated .


WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
Apparatus Room (cont.)
PROGRAM CRITERIA (cont.)
18. Future fourth bay need not be drive through.
19. Hot water required in apparatus room.
20. Provide locker space which is accessible to apparatus room, for 40 people in 40 built-in lockers.


WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINA.r PROGRAM
General Storage (400 s.f.)
Shop Area (200 s.f.)
PROGRAM CRITERIA
1. Vertical stacking to maximize storage volume (hose racks).
2. Concrete/unfinished material.
3. Investigate possibility of utilizing mezzanine space accessible from apparatus room.
4. Secured storage for bunker equipment and clothes.
PROGRAM CRITERIA
1. Accessible to apparatus floor yet securable to station and public viewing.
2. Typically will have variety of hand tools, power tools, work bench.
3. Work bench and storage cabinets.
4. Water/soil resistant material.
5. Accessible to delivery and storage of oil drum, chemicals, etc.


WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
PROGRAM CRITERIA (cont.)
Hose Tower/Storage/Hose Washer Room 7. Water/drainage provided to the area.
8. 220 electrical required to hose
washer room.
Compressor Room (Air)
PROGRAM CRITERIA
(120 s.f.)
1. Sound resistive construction.
Generator Room
2. Isolated from all 1iving/operationa1
(100 s.f.)
areas.
3. Storage for additional air storage tanks.
A. Work bench for air pack, tank repair.
5. Electrical access.
6. Generator can be either inside or outside. (Must be isolated due to sound.)
7. Requires natural gas hook-up and close access to structure electrical panels.
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WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
Laundry/Janitor (100 s.f.)
PROGRAM CRITERIA
1. Provide for washer and dryer (dryer must be vented).
2. Storage for towels/sheets, detergents, station chemicals, and'cleaning supplies.
3. Provide wet sink for janitorial access and shower pad for filling buckets.
5. Ceramic tile finish on floor and walls.
Hose Tower/Storage/Hose Washer Room PROGRAM CRITERIA
(100 s.f. each total 200 s.f.) 1. Waterproof concrete/unfinished area.
2. Accessible to apparatus room yet securable to public.
3. Tower to provide for 100 sections of 50' hose.
4. Height at least 30-35 feet.
5. Tower accessible by use of stair well, which would be adaptable to training purposes.
6. Hose washer provided with excellent access to hose tower for drying.
Size of hose washer 6'-0" x 4'-0" x 3'-0" wide.


WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
PROGRAM CRITERIA
Mechanical Room (200 s.f.) 1. Water heater, general purpose use, furnace location near exterior wall for venting.
2. Located adjacent to apparatus room.
3. Built-in battery charger.
4. 220 volt electrical capability near entry (would enable use of welder in apparatus room).
5. Accommodate generator.
6. Centralized air cooling and heating.
7. Consider energy conservation, either active or passive.
8. Locate to serve both Operational and Administration facilities.
Weight Room PROGRAM CRITERIA
(200 s.f.) 1. Nautilus-type facility.
2. Exercise area.
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WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
FUNCTION / RELATIONSHIPS
ADMINISTRATION DIVISION PROGRAM CRITERIA
Fire Chief
(180 s.f.)
Operations Chief/Fire Marshal/ Deputy Fire Marshal
3 @ 144 s.f. each total 432 s.f.
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1. Provide views for all offices in administration.
2. Person to person/private authoritive functions.
1-4 people in office.
Access to conference room.
3.
4.
5.
Equipment to include one executive desk and chair, book shelves, two chairs and couch, file credenza.
6. Close proximity to department secretary.
1. Access to operational division, close proximity to Chief, and other administrative areas.
2. Equipment to include executive desk, chair, two visitor chairs, filing cabinets, and work table.
3. Accessible to department files, fire prevention bureau, conference area and plan review area.
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WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
Training Chief
PROGRAM CRITERIA
1. Access to Operations Chief and training/community room.
2. Provide for 4-6 people in the office.
3. Equipment to include desk with return, typewriter, file cabinets, bookcases, and work table.
Training Room
(2500 s.f.)
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1. Accessible to entry and reception area, and visitor/staff parking.
2. Combination of fixed and flexible seating arrangements capable of seating at least 60 people.
3. To include projection and audiovisual room, wired for sound and electrical systems.
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FINAL PROGRAM
Conference Room (240 s.f.)
PROGRAM CRITERIA
1. Accommodate at least 12 people situated around table.
2. Provide electrical, telephone, blackboard and pin-up space.
3. Accessible to the rest of Administration functions.
Toilets 1.
(2 @ 80 s.f. each total 160 s.f.)
2.
3.
4.
One toilet and one lavatory with mirror.
Ceramic tile on floor and walls.
Provide for handicapped.
Note as an option, this facility and the public toilets in Operational Division could be combined


WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
Kitchenette PROGRAM CRITERIA
(100 s.f.) 1. Residential type kitchen (similar
to current administration kitchen)
2. Minimal cabinets.
3. List of appliances:
a. small refrigerator/freezer.
b. small counter top range.
c. microwave oven.
d. built-in dishwasher and garbage disposal.
e. stainless sink.
4. Provide no eating area.
5. Close proximity to training room
for providing meals or snacks.


WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
General Storage/File (200 s.f.)
Secured File/Evidence (100 s.f.)
Xerox Room (80 s.f.)
Room PROGRAM CRITERIA
1. Storage area to have at least an additional 200 s.f. available (easily) to this space.
2. This area need.not be 'totally secured.
3. Provide for at least 12 vertical filing cabinets.
Room
1. Secured area.
2. Provide four hour walls and sprinkler this room.
3. Tamper-proof monitored alarm.
4. Provide cabinets for evidence and file cabinets.
5. Need not be accessible to all functions, but supervised by Fire Prevention Bureau.
1. Accessible to workspace.
2. Isolate due to noise.
3. Storage for paper available.


WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
Secretarial/Inspector Area (600 s.f.)
PROGRAM CRITERIA
1. Department secretary must have close access to Fire Chief's office.
2. 5 work stations available in this open space.
3. Each station to provide for electrical, telephone, public address system, and computer terminal access.
4. Each station will have following equipment:
a. desk with return
b. credenza
c. work space
d. pin-up space
e. file space
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WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
FUNCTION / ACTIVITIES
PARKING, OUTDOOR SPACE AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Parking
Operational Parking 24 Spaces
Administrative 24 Spaces
Additional Parking ' 27 Spaces
75 Spaces
By ordinance, office/commercial space require 1 parking space/300 s.f.
Therefore, with 14,420 s.f. at 1 space/
300 s.f. would require 48 parking spaces, but due to special requirements according to the client, we will require 76 spaces.
Standards for parking have been established by the City of Westminster. When mixed-
use developments and current-use trends indicate that parking ratios should be modified, the City will consider such requests on an individual project basis.
Locationally, parking should be kept at, or below, grade. This is based on a desire to maintain visual continuity between people-oriented spaces-.
Variations of this concept may be possible where the topography of the site may permit some parking at grade, while the majority remains below grade.


WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
Parking (cont.)
Parking should be screened from the primary pedestrian circulation elements. This may be accomplished by placing buildings between, parking-areas and pedestrian spaces or by landscape techniques such as hedges, low-screen walls or fences, or earth berms.
Outdoor Space Requirements
Outdoor patio area facing south if possible approximately 200 s.f. Outdoor recreational area, required to be south facing and provide for throwing and running activities. (Note: these facilities should not be readily visible from major arterial street.)
Special Requirements
1. Fire truck turning radius to be designed for 25'-0" minimum to face of curb. Note: Turning radius for apron to rear as important as all other turning radii.
2. Apparatus floor to incorporate drive thru capability.
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FINAL PROGRAM
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3. Dumpster space and enclosure required.
4. Outdoor Lighting
Lighting will be designed according to its function, utilized as a design element, and where appropriate, combined with the site's signing and informational System (traffic directions, aisle numbers, etc.). Low silhouette lighting, night accent lighting and security and walkway lighting will be incorporated throughout the fire department facility development. Lighting shall be directed so as to illuminate only the fire department facility and not surrounding residential areas.
5. Landscaping
Landscaping will be utilized to screen service/storage areas from public view along adjacent right-of-ways and residential properties, as well as to screen service areas located within the site. Fencing used as screening shall be visually compatible in materials and style with the topography


WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
Special Requirements (cont.)
and site structures. Fenced service and trash enclosures will be of brick construction and will be approximately 15 feet square by 6 fe,et high.
The use of uniform semi-mature plant material is to be encouraged at key areas within the project and along its circulation system.
Landscaped areas shall be of low maintenance trees, ground cover, grass and shrubs and will visually break up the expanse of pavement required by the facility.
6. Security of Fire Department Facilities
The fire department must be both a public/accessible and a private/ secured type of municipal building.
Typically in Administration Section
Pub 1ic
Access
Chief
Reception Bureau
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TrainingRoom
Typically in Operations Section
emergency directly cared for
Public
non-emergency access/reception -station business
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FINAL PROGRAM
Special Requirements (cont.)
During certain times of the day, the operational section of the station must be totally unaccessable to the public, except to report an emergency.


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WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
FORM/SITE
PROPOSED SITE LOCATION
The site is generally located in the central part of the City, with excellent access along 92nd Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard.
The proposed site is to be located on approximately 2.5 acres of land at the southeast corner of 92nd Avenue and Yates Street.

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WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
FORM/SITH
This proposed site, as noted earlier, will be on the eastern fringe of the Westminster Center. This map shows the general area of the Westminster Center, and where the
Fire Department Headquarters will be
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WESTMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
FINAL PROGRAM
SITE ANALYSIS AND LEGAL DESCRIPTION
LEGAL DESCRIPTION
A parcel of land lying in the southwest quarter of Section 19, Township 2 south,
Range 68 west of the 6th principal meridian, City of Westminster, County of Adams, State of Colorado, being more particularly described as follows:
Beginning at the west one-quarter corner of said Section 19; thence north 89 48' 57" east along the east-west centerline of said Section 19, a distance of 1773.71 feet to the northwest corner of that parcel described in Book 1663 at Page 212 as recorded
in the records of the Clerk and Recorder of said Adams County;' thence along the
westerly boundary of said parcel south 00 11' 03" east a distance of 30.00 feet
to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING: thence continuing southerly along the westerly
boundary of said parcel south 00 11' 03" east a distance of 30.00 feet; thence
a distance of 462.73 feet along the arc of a tangent curve to the left having a central angle of 15 30' 16", a radius of 1710.00 feet, the chord of which bears
south 07 56' 11" east a distance of 461.32 feet; thence south 15 41' 19" east
a distance of 204.79 feet; thence a distance of 355.68 feet along the arc of a tangent curve to the right having a central angle of 15 30' 16", a radius of 1314.40
feet, the chord of which bears south 07 56' 11" east a distance of 354.60 feet;
thence south 00 11' 03" east a distance of 85.00 feet; thence north 89 48' 57" east a distance of 25.00 feet; thence south 00 11' 03" east a distance of 175.80 feet to the southwest corner of said parcel, said corner lying on the south line of the NE^, SW^; of said Section 19; thence north 89 58' 00" west along said south line a distance of 648.96 feet to the southeast corner of the "Assembly of God Church Subdivision", as platted and recorded in said Adams County; thence north 00 08' 00" west along the east line of said subdivision a distance of
198.72 feet to the southerly.line of the City of Westminster Water Storage Facility as described in Book 1767, Page 303 as recorded in the records of the Clerk and Recorder of said Adams County; thence north 89 52' 00" east along the southerly
boundary of said facility a distance of 200.00 feet; thence north 00 08' 00" west along the easterly boundary of said facility a distance of 200.00 feet; thence south 89 52 00" west along the northerly boundary of said facility a distance
of 200.00 feet; thence north 00 08' 00" west a distnce of 263.22 feet; thence south 89 55' 28" west a dis tance of 567.18 feet to the easterly line of a sixty-foot right-of-way as described in Book 2209 at Pages 869 through 872 as recorded in said Adams County; thence along the easterly line of said right-of-way a distance of 1.32 feet along the arc of a non-tangent curve having a central angle of 0 25' 15', a radius of 180.00 feet, the chord of which bears north
12 34' 38" east a distance of 1.32 feet; thence continuing north 12 22' 00"
east along said easterly right-of-way line a distance of 119.37 feet; thence 115.05 feet along said easterly right-of-way line along the arc of a curve to the left having a centrgl angle of 12 26' 15", a radius of 530.00 feet the chord of which
bears north 06 08' 53" east a distance of 114.82 feet; thence north 00 04' 15"
west along said easterly right-of-way line a distance of 399.19 feet to a point 30.00 feet south of the east-west centerline of said Section 19; thence north 89 48' 57" east parallel to the east-west centerline of said Section 19 a
distance of 986.06 feet to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING.


The above-described parcel contains 1,017,866 square feet (23.367 acres) more or less.
The Fire Department Headquarters will use just a portion of this land, approx mately 2.5 acres in the northwest corner.



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ENVIRONMENTALLY SIGNIFICANT FEATURES
There are no existing trees, unique vegetation, buildings, or sources of noise and fumes. There are no floodplains, drainageways, or ponds on _the site.


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FORM/SITE ELEMENTS
SITE VIEWS & ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS
A. Viewing to the northwest of the site, note intersection of 92nd Avenue and Yates Street.
B. Northeast view.
C. Easterly view, note residential area which is adjacent to City municipal site, but is approximately 500 feet east of the Fire Department Headquarters site.
Southeast view, note water storage tanks; these tanks are 200 feet across and 30+ feet high.
Southern view, at the crest of the hill is the church, note architecture and that structure is lit at night. Also a very limited panoramic viewing to the south.
West view, probably most panoramic view, however, there is proposed commercial development, which all views must be coordinated with.
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Existing zoning for proposed site is City of Westminster R-l, but would be rezoned to a P.U.D. (Planned Unit Development).
Development Plan
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FORM/SITE
WATER SYSTEM
WATER:
Water Supplied By: City of Westminster Source of City Water: Standley Lake Capacity of Water Plants: 26 MGD Peak Consumption: 27 MGD (July 1982) Storage Capacity: 18.66 MG Hardness: 80-140 mg/lit treated
Temperature Range: 20c
The City's Semper Water Treatment Plant is located within the center site. Large water mains radiate from the plant in all directions to serve the newer quadrants of the City, as well as the center. Althought the entire center site is served by the Semper Treatment Plant., the area is divided into three separate subsystems. The area west of Colorado 121 is a pressure zone served by pumps at West 92nd Avenue and Yukon Street. The area east of Sheridan Boulevard is a pressure zone served by pumps located at the present water tanks. A gravity zone serviced by the tanks located near West 91st Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard is found between Wadsworth and Sheridan Boulevards.
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WATER SYSTEM (cont.)
A 20 foot easement containing a 14" water line runs north from the City of Westminster water tanks to West 92nd Avenue.
Provide a 1V water tap to the Fire Department Administrative Facility.
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FORM/SITE
SANITATION/SEWER SYSTEM
Site serviced by Big Dry Creek Basin, which runs into Big Dry Creek Plant;
Big Dry Creek Plant has the following;
Aerated Lagoons 5 MGD Capacity Sewer Use Charge
Developer will construct 8" sanitary sewer line onto proposed site. Sewer is to be constructed in easements in private roadways and parking areas and will be dedicated to the City, as per City of Westminster standards and specifications.
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Street Classification Proposed
Legend:
Existing* Proposed
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TRANSPORTATION
Five functional classes of streets and highways serve the Westminster Center: Freeways, expressways, major arterials, minor arterials, and collector streets.
The only freeway in the vicinity of the activity center site is the Denver-Boulder Turnpike. Wadsworth Parkway north of West 90th Avenue is the only expressway.
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FORM/8ITE
SITE SUMMARY PROGRAM CRITERIA
1. Proposed site in We stminst er Center
at 92nd Avenue and Yates S treet.
2. Commercial grade he adquart ers station
the entire City is served from this
station.
3. Site area between 2 . 5 and 3 acres.
4. Fire truck access t o be fr om east/
west or south only; do not 1 ike
northern access uni ess give some
special considerati on.
5. Storm, sanitary sewer, wat er and
utilities are all c onveniently
located by the prop sed sit e.
6. Curb and gutter, si dewalk and
lighting are to be installed.
7. Off street parking requirements of 76 stalls.
8. Maximum fire truck length is 42'-0" long, 8'-0" wide and 12'-6" high, weight is 50,000 lbs. and have a 25 foot turning radius.
9. Traffic signal to be required at 92nd Avenue and Yates Street so emergency equipment can safely enter roadway.


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10. Drainage plan and possibility of holding pond as required by City Engineer.
11. Dumpster and enclosure to be located on site.
12. Three bay design to incorporate drive-through capability.
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F' ORM/CLIMATIC
& DEMOGRAPHIC DATA
CLIMATE
Average
Daily
Temperature Minimum Mean Maximum
January 14.8 28.5 42.1
April 32.2 48.4 60.5
July 57.4 72.9 88.4
October 36.2 51.4 66.6
Average Annual Precip. 14.5 in.
Average Annual Temp. 50F.
Average Length of Growing Season: 165 Days Elevation: Highest Point 5,580; Lowest Point 5,200
GENERAL DATA
Area: 23.6 Square Miles (total)
14.3 Square Miles (Adams Co.) 9.3 Square Miles (Jefferson Co.) Counties: Adams and Jefferson Incorporated: 1911 Median Age: 23 Median Family Income: $18,500
Westminster Adams County (total)
Jefferson County (total)
Adams County (City only) Jefferson County (City only)
POPULATION
I960 1970 1980
13.850 19,432 50,211
120,296 185,789 245,907 127,520 235,368 371,753
13.850 19,432 32,046
0 0 18,165
HOUSING
Number of Houses Built in Last 2 Years: 972 Price Ranges of Houses: $40,000 $550,000
Monthly Rental: House, $350 plus Monthly Rental: Apartment, $200 plus
EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
Public Schools:
Adams County School District Number 12 Adams County School District Number 50 Jefferson County School District R-l


Type
Elementary Jr. High Sr. High
Number*
22
5
6
Enrollment
8,994
4,087
10,272
Teacher/ Pupil Ratio
1/22
1/20
1/22
*Schools serving City of Westminster. Some schools may be outside Westminster City Limits.
Private Schools:
Number Enrollment
Grades 1-8 1 170
Grades K-l2 1 300
Teacher/ Pupil Ratio
1/25
1/12
Trade and technical training available in high school
North Campus of the Community College of Denver located in Westminster
Thirteen colleges and universities located within a 50-miles radius
Numerous private schools available in the Denver metro area
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Local Government: Council/Manager
Comprehensive City Plan: "Policy Document" (February 1981)
City Zoning Ordinance in Effect: Yes
Number of Full-Time Fire Department Personnel: 52
Number of Volunteer Fire Department Personnel: 60
Number of Full-Time City Police Officers: 91
Trash Service Provided: Yes; Private
Public Library in City: Yes (2)
Percent of City Streets Paved: 100 percent Number of Full-Time City Employees: 418
TAXES
Adams County School District No. 50 $64.46*
County$23.22*
Municipal$4,50*
Jefferson County School District R-l $52.27*
County$18.81 *
Municipal$4.50*
Adams County School District No. 12 $61.50*
County$23.22*
Municipal$4.50*
3 percent sales and use tax 4.5 mill city property mill levy
*per $1,000 assessed valuation


HEALTH FACILITIES
Hospital: St. Anthony's North Number of Beds: 200
Clinic in Community: Yes: Emergency Care Available
CIVILIAN WORK FORCE Denver Metropolitan Area
Total Labor Force: 886,800
Total Employed: 853,800
Agricultural 4,100
Non-Agricultura! 789,300
All Other 60,400
Total Unemployed: 33,000
. Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
Colorado Division of Employment and Training, February 1982
RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
In City:
129 acres public parks Public golf course
Public tennis courts (16 city owned)
Public swimming pools (1 indoor, 2 outdoor)
Community Swim and Fitness Center with handball, racquetball, weight room, swimming pool, meeting rooms
Biking and hiking trails Country club with golf course Rodeo arena
Countryside Recreation Center with outdoor swimming pool, handball, racquetball, and meeting rooms Hyland Hills with ice arena, outdoor swimming pool, and 48 additional developed acres of park land
Near City:
Public access to major lake with fishing, water skiing and boating


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CODE STUDY
I used the Uniform Building Code; specific codes are referenced but not totally reprinted in this study.


BUILDING CODE STUDY___________________________________
BUILDING CODE APPLICABLE: Uniform Building Code 182
PROJECT: Westminster Fire Headquarters
LOCATION: 92nd Avenue & Yates Street
DESCRIPTION: Commercial structure in "downtown" type environment
AREA: 18,000 sq. ft. 1 hr. type II, III (Actual 14,490 sq. ft.)
HEIGHT: B-2 4 stories max.
BUILDING USE: Fire Station & Administration FIRE ZONE: N/A OCCUPANCY: B-2
AREA SEPARATION WALLS: 2 Hr. Type II (1 Hr.)
OPENINGS IN AREA SEPARATION WALLS: Not to'exceed 25% of length TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION: Type II, III (IHr.)
FIRE-RESISTIVE REQUIREMENTS: 1 Hr. less than 20' (5A)
EXTERIOR BEARING WALLS: Type II 1 Hr. Type III (2003A)
EXTERIOR NON-BEARING WALLS: Type II 2 Hr. (2003A)
INTERIOR BEARING WALLS: Type II 1 Hr. Type III 1 Hr.
INTERIOR NON-BEARING WALLS: Type II 1 Hr. (Note:17-A2)
STRUCTURAL FRAME: Type II 1 Hr. Type III 1 Hr.
PERMANENT PARTITIONS: Same as interior non-bearing SHAFT ENCLOSURES: Type II 1 Hr. Type 111 1 Hr.
FLOORS: Type II 1 Hr. Type III 1 Hr.
ROOFS: Type II 1 Hr. see 1906 ROOF COVERING: Note 3203 (A) (B)
OPENING IN EXTERIOR WALLS:
a. Not Permitted Less Than: 5 ft.
b. Wire Glass or Equivalent Less Than: 10 ft.
OCCUPANT LOAD: Posted where exceed 50
NO. OF EXITS REQUIRED: Two min. Note Sec.
WIDTH OF EXITS: Occupant Load 4- 50 3' Doors Min. X 6'8"
ARRANGEMENTS'OF EXITS: One half the distance along with 3303 distance in
Diag. X \ = Location
DISTANCE TO EXITS: Not to exceed 150 feet 3303(d)
WIDTH OF CORRIDORS: Serving more than 10 occupants 44"
WIDTH OF STAIRWAYS: More than 50 occupants 44" Less than 50 occupants STAIRWAYS: Rise: Minimum 4' Maximum 1\" Run: 10"
Headroom: 616"
Enclosures: Type II & III 1 Hr. Construction
PROJECTIONS ALLOWED: See Chapter 45 with specifics PROJECTION MATERIALS: See Chapter 45
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ECONOMY / BUDGET
COST/BUDGET CRITERIA
The City of Westminster Fire Department last built a fire station in 1980-81 for approximately $75 :,00/square foot.
This proposed facility will exhibit the same commercial grade type of construction, with an anticipated 157, cost increase due to inflation. This is based on 1982 construction prices.
Building Cost: 14,920 s.f. $80.00/s.f. =
$1,193 ,600.
Total Project Cost: 14,920 s. .f. @ $100.00/
s.f. = $1,492,000.
*Note: Total project cost is to include:
1. Landscaping.
2. Site improvements.
3. Utilities.
4. Furnishings/fire depai rtment equipment.


PRELIMINARY COST ESTIMATE FOR WESTMINSTER FIRE HEADQUARTERS
QUALITY & GRADE OF CONSTRUCTION
The basic goals suggested are that all development in the Westminster Center, particularly the Fire Department Headquarters, be of the "highest quality that is consistant with market economics, be responsive to the "bigger ideas" for the center, and ultimately, increase the "richness of life" experienced by the citizens of Westminster.
Achieve quality but by the use of material and form which project a "downtown" character.
FIRE STATION DATA
Fire Station Headquaters with approximately 15,000 sq. ft. of floor area. The fire station is divided approximately into three (3) 5,000 sq. ft. pads approximately 60'- square, arranged as follows;
1 story arrangement
outside perimeter approx. 600'
or 30' x 30' bays.
Average floor height 15'
TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION
12" concrete foundation walls grade beams Masonary wall units
6" concrete slab structurally supported slab on grade Steel joist on structural steel system
Built-up roof 3" concrete over 22 guage corrugated metal deck


DATA CONT.
Interior walls, 40% C.M.U. 8" and 60 gyp. board on steel studs with painted surfaces.
Floor finishes to be 35% sealed concrete, 50% carpet and 15% ceramic tile.
Ceiling system to be combination of gyp. board on joists, accoustical lay-in 24" O.C. and unfinished (except paint in bay floor).
PRELIMINARY COST ESTIMATE SUMMARY:
1. Foundation, excavation, etc.
excavation/compaction & prep. $ 2.58/sq.ft.
concrete footing strip $ . 28/sq.ft.
6" concrete slab on grade $ 2.81/sq.ft.
2. Superstructure
vertical support $ . 58/sq.ft.
structural steel $ 2.04/sq.f t.
bar joists $ 2.47/sq.ft.
type 1 deck $ 2.00/sq.ft.
4" concrete pour on deck $ 1.20/sq.ft.
roof 3" insulating concrete $ 4.02/sq.ft.
3. Exterior Walls $ 8.10/sq.ft.
4. Interior Partitions and Doors $ 5.51/sq.ft.
5. Wall Finishes $ 1.42/sq.ft.
6. Floor Finishes $ 2.70/sq.ft.
7. Ceiling $ 2.05/sq.f t.
8. Specialties $ 2.58/sq.ft.
9. Fixed Equipment $ 3.91/sq.ft.
10. H.V.A.C. (for gas & infared) $ 6.49/sq.ft.
11. Plumbing $ 3.40/sq.ft.
12. Electrical $ 7.94/sq.ft.


Estimates gathered from Dodge "82 Cost Estimating Manual
TOTAL COST* $62.13/sq.ft.
*This does not include cost of land, or its improvements or landscaping or any architectural/engineering fees.
ADDITIONAL COSTS
Land purchase-6 acre parcel of total site @ $35,000/acre
Survey, soils test, legal, appraisal, etc. Site preparation Landscaping & paving
Architectural & Engineering Fees @ 670
$ 210,000. $ 6,000. $ 10,000. $ 115,000. $56,700.
Converts to $26.51/sq.ft.
$ 397,700.
TOTAL PRELIMINARY COST SUMMARY
Previous Estimate Additional Costs & Fees
$ 62.13
$ 26.51


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ECONOMY / LIFE CYCLE COSTS
BUILDING LIFE EXPECTANCY
Presently the Westminster Fire Department operates its present headquarters facility
at a cost of $31,500.00 per year.
(This include s all maint enance, utili ties,
servi ces, and any other thi ng which
would not be recoverable .)
The typical f ire station is ant icipat ed
to la st well over 20 yea r s. Usually
the f acility is outgrown or its locat ion
is no t strategically pla ced before it
outlives its expected li f e span.
It is my hope to provide enough space in
this program and to use qua 1 ity/comrne rc ia 1
grade materia Is to meet the needs of
a Wes tminster Fire Depar tment Headqua rters
facil ity over the next 25 years.
Using 25 year s as my pro jec ted amorti zat ion
rate, I would project th at a facility
costi ng 1.5 m illion doll ars in 1982
dolla rs and e stimating $31, 500.00/yea r
ma int enance, the annual cos t to the
City of Westm inster to oper ate and
build this new facility wou Id be
$315, 000 per year.
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TIME/PAST/PRESENT/FUTUF1E
FIRE DEPARTMENT HISTORICAL DATA
The Westminster Fire Department first began in the 1920' s when residents got tired of the Denver Fire Department sending its fire equipment to put out the barns and buildings which were on fire.
The Fire Department Headquarters was first located at 73rd Avenue and Osceola Street in the City Hall, Library, and Post Office. Eventually the City grew and all the facilities moved to their now present locations except the Fire Station. The present Fire Department Headquarters was rebuilt in 1969 to meet the expanding fire department requirements.
The City was protected by two fire stations until 1975 when Station No.3, 1978;
Station No.4, 1981 and Station No.5 were all built.
Presently there are 55 paid personnel supplemented by 60 volunteers operating out of 5 fire stations, 24 hours per day, handling approximately 3000 emergency alarms per year.


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FIRE DEPARTMENT HISTORICAL DATA (cont.)
Future needs for the fire department include a proposed Fire Department Headquarters and an additional station sometime in the next five.years.
The Westminster Fire Department projected facilities will include six stations, one headquarters station and about 150 personnel.
I am in hopes that this proposed Fire Department Headquarters will more than meet all projected needs until at least the year 2000.


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