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Silver Spring Township, Silver Spring Community Fire Company - Addition

Owner: Silver Spring Township
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
Architect: Althouse, Martin & Associates

Silver Spring Community Fire Company chose Horst Construction to complete the expansion and renovating of their station house in Mechanicsburg, PA. The two-story addition features a twin apparatus bay, training room, living quarters, office space, and kitchen. Renovations to the existing wing include a watch room, upgraded restroom facilities, as well as additional tool, storage, and work room areas. The completed project provides comfortable facility and more efficient operation for the entire crew.

Project Type: Addition
Size: 5,600 square feet
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  • The fire station was operational 24×7 during the expansion/renovation. This required daily communication to balance construction with the station’s requirement to respond to emergencies.
  • Due to a challenging site with large amounts of rocky soil, Horst and the team developed a comprehensive plan to install the foundation and underground utilities.
  • The project was completed during the winter–inclement weather was a major challenge.
  • Two unique design details include: a slide instead of a fire pole, and a bell tower at the top of the elevator shaft.