Ascension Island Fire Station Renovation

Located on a remote island, this 30-year-old fire station lacked sleeping quarters, shower facilities, modern utilities and was structurally inadequate to house modern fire apparatus.  

DRMP provided civil engineering design for the renovation and addition to the 6,500-SF primary fire station at Ascension Auxiliary Airfield, Ascension Island.  Implementing state-of-the-art interior laser scanning and Revit design methodologies, the team designed an addition, new training and sleeping quarters, restrooms and showers and structural alteration of fire apparatus bays to house larger vehicles.  Stormwater flow, groundwater percolation, fire vehicle circulation and airfield proximity were all unique factors in this design on a remote, volcanic rock island.

As a result, the renovated and updated fire station will allow 24/7 manning to maximize airfield crash/rescue response.

 

Key Facts

Location:

Ascension Island

Client:

United States Air Force

Size:

6,500-SF

Highlights:
  • Interior laser scanning
  • Revit import
  • Structural modification of fire vehicle bay
  • Utility/septic design
  • Fire flow design
Services Provided:

Federal Services

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Land Development

Structural Engineering

Subsurface Utilities Engineering

Surveying & Mapping/Geomatics

Utilities Engineering