Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Facility

MCHarry Associates has designed a new mid-field fire station for Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport’s Airport Rescue & Fire Fighting Facility (ARFF).

This multi-function complex includes the airport central emergency operations and main communications center together with a mid-field fire station.  This is a  26,000sf, two story building located between two active airport taxi-ways.

The aircraft rescue and firefighting component includes an administration wing, a five bay apparatus area including a vehicle maintenance bay, and a day room, dining room, kitchen, toilet/shower/locker rooms, and a dormitory which sleeps sixteen fire fighters.  

The central communications and emergency command center component is located on the second level.  The EOC command room serves the airport’s central location for coordinating all efforts in an emergency event.  The central communications facility serves the airport security and fire alarm system.

Unbuilt Public Works Project Award by the Broward Chapter of the American Institute of Architects