The new Fire Station for the City of Olmos Park functioned as both the sole fire station for the City but also as the Emergency Operations Center. This two story facility consisted of dorm rooms on the second floor, offices, living area, kitchen, physical training room, a communication stand, two apparatus bays, one EMS apparatus bay, protective gear storage room, and a decontamination room.
Robey Architecture designed an emergency generator to power the air conditioning systems, all lighting, and the majority of the power outlets throughout the building. In addition, the new Fire Station was connected to the new City Hall, also designed by Robey Architecture, located across the street with an underground communications conduit allowing all of the phone and computer systems to be connected and powered by the emergency generator.
To further protect these buildings, the design included lightning protection and surge suppression systems to protect the buildings, equipment, and digital data. A natural gas generator was designed for the facility to furnish power to critical systems during a power outage. The HVAC and lighting systems were designed to comply with the International Energy Conservation Code.