Station No. 5 is the first step in a master plan to develop a public safety complex on a 20+ acre site just east of Lake Georgetown. Inspired by the Texas hill country architecture of the area, the station has a refined yet comfortable look that sets the tone for the future complex. Working closely with TCEQ, the City of Georgetown, and the Manager at Risk, BRW was able to balance cost and maximize functionality to achieve a successful project.
The 3 bay, 12,137 sq. ft. station houses eight full time firefighters, shift captains and lieutenants, in private sleeping rooms that have easy access to a large open kitchen/dining/day room, station library and upstairs exercise room. The station’s administration offices will be converted to additional support space once the safety complex is complete.
A fire training facility consisting of a Fifth Alarm four-story Fire Simulation Burn Tower and a 2,383 sf classroom building with additional apparatus storage are located behind the station and there is still plenty of room for expansion.