Wawona Wildland Fire Facility
Provost & Pritchard as a part of an IDIQ team provided Land Surveying and Civil Engineering services for the design of a new 6,500 square foot wildland fire station and operations building at Wawona in Yosemite National Park. The facility design includes three apparatus bays, administrative office, training areas, and sleeping quarters for a crew of five staff.
The previous fire station was in a building that was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1934 to store tools and equipment. The original building was not designed as, or intended to be, a fire station and was not of adequate size to handle these operations. It also did not meet Life/Safety, National Fire Protection Association or seismic codes and standards for fire stations. The new fire station has been designed to house modern fire engines, vehicles, equipment, and personnel to provide a reasonable level of fire and emergency response capability to the community of Wawona and the rest of Yosemite National Park. The new fire station was designed to meet the Park Service’s accessibility, sustainability, and fire resiliency goals for all structures. Now that the building is complete, NPS has been able to consolidate fire management operations and emergency response functions which were previously operating out of two different facilities.
Yosemite National Park
Siegel & Strain Architects