BAYER FIRE STATION

20,000 ft²

HURRICANE CATEGORY 5

155 MPH WIND LOAD RATED E.O.C.

Bayer’s on-site Fire Station provides full operational capability during major crisis events, such as hurricanes or other chemical plant disasters.  E+A designed a four-bay fire station that met the needs of day-to-day firefighter work while also integrating a redundant E.O.C. shelter-in-place mission critical command center that can withstand a direct hit from a Category 5 hurricane while remaining fully functional.  Additional food and water storage can accommodate full self-sufficiency for 14 days without assistance.  Fuel reserves allow the command center to complete backup functionality.  In an emergency situation, the meeting rooms become a dormitory and, along with adequate showers and lockers, will accommodate 50 individuals for an extended period.