Sugar Creek Fire Station No. 42

Client: Sugar Creek Township

Project: Sugar Creek Fire Station No. 42

Budget: $400,000.00

Completed:  February 2018

Details: Sugar Creek Township Fire Department Station #42 has a new location in New Palestine, Indiana. The New Palestine Volunteer Fire Department can be traced back to 1896. It was renamed to Sugar Creek Township in 1997. The township responded to the need for more space to accommodate firefighters and a better location to serve the largest amount of people as possible. JBI was awarded the electrical and fire alarm contract for this newly constructed fire station. The project started in June of 2017 and was completed by February of 2018. This aggressive 9-month schedule of construction was achieved with the skills and knowledge of 2 employees with 15 and 5 years’ experience.

The $400,000.00 project came in under budget and on time. The scope required the layout and installation of 4 panelboards, interior and exterior lighting, lighting controls, lighting contactors, generator and fire alarm. The apparatus bays weren’t large enough and doors not tall enough to accommodate modern equipment. The new station has space to house eight firefighters instead of four. It’s 12,000 square feet, compared to approximately 7,000 square feet, has four bays that hold fire trucks and ambulances. The first level also includes multiple storage areas, the electrical room, and the gear laundry room. The second level includes an open floor plan for the kitchen, dining and day room. The dorms, lockers, laundry, and restrooms are clustered together next to the Day Room and the Fitness Room. There’s also the mechanical room, an office, Watchroom, and a Quiet Room.