FIRE CHIEF recently announced the winners of its 10th annual Station Style Fire Station Design Awards program, which recognizes outstanding architecture and design from fire departments nationwide. A panel of four fire chiefs, one firefighter/architect and two architects awarded gold, silver and bronze honors in six categories: volunteer departments, career departments, satellite stations, shared-facilities, renovated fire stations and training facilities.

The winning stations reflected the changing response roles of fire departments across the country. Fire sprinklers, meeting rooms for the community and fitness areas have become standard in this year's entered facilities. There is also a significant increase in LEED certifications in emergency response departments. These exciting facilities support the demand for quicker all-hazards response, the integration of diversity into stations, and an added focus on firefighter health and safety.

Read the entire story, including the winning entries, from FIRE CHIEF, our sister publication.