Located in a rural corner of Saratoga County, Station #3 serves as a substation of the Stillwater Fire District. The original pre-engineered metal building, constructed in the 1970’s, was at the end of its service life and was no longer serving the needs of the Fire District. In fact fire trucks could not be kept at this station in the winter months because the building was so poorly insulated.
Balzer & Tuck was tasked with designing a new, energy efficient station for the Fire District. The compact 3,600 SF station consists of two back-in Apparatus Bays for fire trucks and a third bay for a pick-up truck, as well as a Firefighters’ Room and mezzanine for onsite training. Whole building ventilation and vehicle exhaust extraction systems were installed to keep the firefighters safe and healthy. In keeping with the rural quality of the surroundings, the building is clad in red metal siding with a stone base, reminiscent of the barn structures located throughout the area.