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Design for the Frontline: OZ Architecture's Fire Chief Q&A Series

December 13, 2023

OZ Architecture is excited to introduce a new feature: Design for the Frontline, where our Civic Practice Area leaders sit down with some of the Fire Chiefs that we’ve had the privilege of working with for a long-form conversation delving into the various ways safety, innovation and community impact are shaping the design of fire stations.

In this first installation, OZ Principal Kevin Schaffer sits down with South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR) Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Milan, PhD to talk through some of the decisions that drove the design at the award-winning SMFR Station No. 20, how the team applied lessons from other SMFR stations we’ve collaborated on and how we’re using the latest research in firefighter health and well-being to inform the design of Station No. 15.

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Fire stations are more than brick and mortar; they are community pillars. Join OZ as we explore how fire station design is evolving to empower fire and emergency services personnel and contribute to the overall well-being and resilience of the neighborhoods and communities they serve.

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