Texas Fire Chief - Fall/Winter 2012 - (Page 23)

FIREHOUSE DESIGN SITE SELECTION By Ray Holliday, AIA, ASLA, LI, Nicole Story & Diane Jones ne of the celebrated architects of our time is Louis Sullivan. He is considered one of the early fathers of the “American Skyscraper.” But, what does Mr. Sullivan have to do with fire stations, you may ask? He coined a pragmatic truth that is always present in firehouse planning. Mr. Sullivan is known for the brief, but powerful saying, “Form follows function.” Call it function, force, or factor, every firehouse built is a result of numberless issues acting sometimes together and other times against each other. There are growing department needs, budgetary cuts, ISO requirements, increasing politics, grant restrictions and so forth. From the site, to your community, and your own department’s philosophies, all of these characteristics are the backbone to every decision the design team must make. During the next couple of months my 23 Form Follows Function in O TEXAS FIRE CHIEF Fall/Winter 2012 http://www.texasfirechiefs.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Texas Fire Chief - Fall/Winter 2012

2012 TFCA Executive Board
President’s Message
Montgomery County Fire Service Radio Analysis
Utilizing an Alternative Response Vehicle
Making a Difference
Form Follows Function in Firehouse Design Site Selection
Texas Fire Chiefs Academy - Austin
Region Map
Membership Form
Index of Advertisers

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