Calistoga Fire Station No. 1
The City of Calistoga Fire Department is comprised of a mix of volunteer and paid firefighters that serves a rural community located in the heart of Napa Wine Country. Our work with them involved renovating an existing fire station so that it could function as their headquarters, by providing seismic upgrades, updating the apparatus bay to meet current operational needs, expanding the facility to provide more administrative space, and developing a better connection with the community at large. The first priority was to provide seismic upgrades to ensure that the firefighters who spend their days risking their lives for others would be safe within their own facility. The City received funding through a FEMA grant for code-required seismic improvements. To assist in this process, BRW worked with the city to seek additional funding to expand the nearly 50-year-station.