Lake of Egypt Fire Station

Marion, Illinois – Williamson County

Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc., and Marcum Engineering, LLC provided the civil, structural, and MEP design for this $1.5 million, 14,000 square foot, single story fire station located in the Lake of Egypt Fire District.

This facility is considered a “critical facility”, therefore, all systems are seismically isolated and the building contains an emergency generator for owner selected systems within the facility. Structural components of the project included insulated tilt-up concrete wall panels along with steel joists and beams, and a nine-bay garage. This facility also serves as a community storm shelter.

Utilities included water, propane gas, electrical and communications. The plumbing system utilized PVC drain/waste/vents and copper supply lines. Water heaters serving the showers and laundry washer were condensing gas type providing quick recovery times. Trench drains were installed in the engine bays and these were connected to an oil/water separator for the protection of the public sewer system. The engine bays are heated and ventilated for space control. This heating consists of high-efficiency propane gas radiant heaters and the bay is ventilated with electrically actuated intake louvers and sidewall exhaust fans. The remainder of the facility is heated and air-conditioned with 8 zones.

The electrical service is a three-phase to accommodate the SCBA compressor and minimize feeder sized for the HVAC equipment. Fluorescent lighting was installed throughout the facility. The engine bay lighting consists of fluorescent strip lighting with wire cage protection from damage.