New fire station’s design shines with metal roof and wall panels

Photos: AGI Studios

Brookville, Ohio’s new fire station is a much-appreciated addition to the suburban Dayton, Ohio community’s list of civic amenities. Constructing the $6.3 million building has allowed the town to shutter two other stations that had outlived their functionality – the older had been in service for 67 years. Not only does the new structure boost the fire department’s capabilities, it has become an attractive flagship to a recently completed street extension that has long been a part of the town’s development plans.

The 23,000-sq.-ft. Fire Station 76 also will serve the surrounding region as a training center and emergency operations center. It features 12 equipment bays, along with sleeping quarters for up to nine firefighters. This could allow for future staff increases, as the department had been employing five firefighters, along with a fire chief, at the time the new station opened in July 2018.

Metal roofing is a prominent element in the building’s design, with 25,600 sq. ft. of Petersen’s 24-gauge steel Snap-Clad roof panels in a Dark Bronze finish topping the structure. An additional 716 sq. ft. of 24-gauge steel Precision Series wall panels in Cardinal Red help create a signature tower at one corner, with an additional 2,000 sq. ft. of 0.040 aluminum Flush Soffit carrying that Cardinal Red finish around the building’s perimeter.

Brookville has plans for the new station to be in service for decades to come, and the steel roof panels – installed by Wyoming, Ohio-based Kerkan Roofing Co. – certainly will help boost that longevity. The panels feature a 30-year, non-prorated finish warranty to ensure the roof maintains its good looks over the long run.