Emergency Services Center – Whitefish, MT

Design Team: Montana Creative
Owner: City of Whitefish
Completion Date: 2010

This $6.1 million, 33,200 sq. ft. building in Whitefish, MT integrates emergency services for the entire community and beyond. The facility serves as the new home for the police department, fire department, and the city courthouse. The police department contains offices, locker rooms, holding cells, the armory, and a four door parking garage for squad cars. The fire station is located on the second floor and has offices, dorm rooms, locker rooms, a kitchen/dayroom, and an 8,000 sq. ft. garage for the fire trucks. A forty-six foot tall stair tower was also integrated into the fire department for training purposes.

The roof framing is primarily composed of steel bar joists and metal deck along with pre-engineered wood framed trusses at the elevated towers. The upper floors are composite metal deck with concrete topping supported by steel beams and columns. The walls are a combination of CMU in the garages and light gage stud infill around steel columns and braced frames elsewhere.

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