• Sanford and Springvale Fire Stations
  • Sanford and Springvale Fire Stations
  • Sanford and Springvale Fire Stations
  • Sanford and Springvale Fire Stations
  • Sanford and Springvale Fire Stations
  • Sanford and Springvale Fire Stations

Sanford and Springvale Fire Stations

Sanford and Springvale, Maine

Location(s): Sanford and Springvale, Maine

Client: City of Sanford

Design Consultant: Mitchell Associates Architects/Wendel/Five Bugles Design

The City of Sanford selected WBRC and Mitchell Associates Architects (now part of Wendel/Five Bugles Design) to provide due diligence and design services to address deficits in the city’s fire and rescue facilities. Services included existing conditions and functional assessments followed by a programming, concept, and pricing phase for Sanford Fire Department’s Main Headquarters and Springvale District Station.

The concept designs provide five drive-through bays at the headquarters and a three-bay drive-through substation, along with a wash bay and space for smaller vehicles. Firematically-correct, personnel-friendly features include robust exhaust systems in the drive-through apparatus bays and dedicated decontamination areas. The decontamination laundry will be state-of-the-art to provide the highest level of protection to the firefighters. The new stations will include a communications center, training areas, redundant power and data systems, and appropriate space for lockers, turnout gear, equipment, and storage. The site design of each station supports the safe entry and egress of emergency vehicles and ample parking spaces for staff and visitors.

Clean, comfortable, accessible, and equitable living spaces will focus on the specific needs of fire fighters and Emergency Medical Services professionals. Each new station will offer a well-lit day room/kitchen, fitness room, and bunk rooms located on the quiet side of the building. Administrative spaces include offices, flexible meeting rooms, and dedicated spaces for storage, maintenance support, data, and mechanical systems.

In March 2024, the City of Sanford City Council approved the two stations to advance to a November 2024 public referendum vote. If approved by voters in November, the stations are expected to open in 2027 and 2028.