Lehi fire chief shares new renderings of Fire Station 84
Jeremy Craft, Lehi fire chief, presented new renderings of Fire Station 84 at a station update given during the Lehi City Council meeting last week.
The new fire station will feature an open and modern design with a gray and red exterior and several glass walls. According to Craft, the glass throughout the building is not only meant to let in more natural light but also give members of the community a way to see into the station.
“One of the things that’s important to me is that it’s very open,” he said at the Sept. 13 meeting. “Lots of glass, very transparent for the community.”
The west side of the station displays the building’s name in bold, red lettering, and Lehi Mayor Mark Johnson joked that there will be no mistaking Station 84 for any of the city’s other three fire stations.
“We want people to know what it is,” Craft said. “I want the community to have ownership of it; I want it to be something they can be proud of.”
The glass hallway on the northwest side of the fire station will contain an “action wall,” which will display the history of the Lehi Fire Department. Station 84 will also have dorm rooms, a workout area, a kitchen, a day room and a training room able to accommodate several fire departments training together at once.
The station’s U-shaped layout was designed so firefighters would be able to get out of whatever room they are in and into the apparatus bay, where fire trucks are kept, as quickly as possible. Both ends of the station have a direct path to the apparatus bay.
“When we designed these, our goal was to get out of them quickly,” Craft said.
Station 84 will sit at 1500 N. 3600 West in Lehi, costing the city $9.4 million to complete. SIRQ Construction, the Lehi-based company that also built the Joseph D. Adams Public Safety Building, has been chosen as the contractor for Station 84.
The city will pay SIRQ Construction $9,970 for preconstruction services, $392,000 for general conditions, and 3.9% of the total project cost for construction management services.
Construction on Station 84 is set to begin within the next six to eight weeks and Craft hopes that it will be completed and open by January 2024.
“We know that there’s some supply chain issues with regards to building the station,” Craft said. “But I would hope no later than March of ’24”