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Project News

New Midway Fire Station 
Colonie, NY completed 2017. Click for more photos of Midway.

Sample wall panel for the Peekskill Fire Headquarters now under construction. Expected completion in 2018.

Recent New Projects - 
  • Yonkers NY Station No.1 w/ Highland Associates
  • New Rochelle NY Station No.1 w/ MacQuesten Co
  • Augusta ME Fire HQ w/ WBRC Architects & Eng
  • Long Hill Fire Station in Trumbull CT
  • Needham MA Public Safety Facility w/ KBA
  • Walpole MA Fire Station w/ Schwartz/Silver Architects
  • Batavia NY Fire Station
Renovation & the IBC

MA is presenting at the F.I.E.R.O Station Design Symposium this September. The topic: Your Old FIre Station - Renovate or Knock it Down? The session highlights the impact the IBC has on additions and renovations to exisiting  facilities.

Fire stations are listed in the IBC as essential facilities in risk category IV - the highest risk level.  When adding on to or renovating an existing fire station, or a building to be converted to fire station, structural concerns emerge due to increased requirements for wind & snow loads. 

Considerations include the following:  All wall and roof components subject to wind & snow will have to be checked and possibly strengthened.  E xisting roof girders, connections, columns and footings may have to be  modified. New provisions may have to be made to resist  lateral loads.  These improvements can be expensive.  At the conference w e'll be  talking about design implications and what to watch for. 


New Facility for Philadelphia's Navy Yard

MA is working on three projects for Philadelphia. 


1. Under contract to Hill International we are designing a new facility for the Navy Yard that may include

  • land side station
  • marine unit
  • training facility

2. Working with the City and Hill, we are also designing a series of modular plug-in elements to help bring the City's existing fire stations up to currents standards.  Typical elements are Decon/laundry, SCBA clean and fill, details to prevent apparatus bay contamination from entering the living space, and gender issues related to bunking and bathrooms. 


3. MA is also providing firematic expertise to Shift Capital and KSS Architects in the development of a proposed design/build of a City-wide Fire Department Logistics Facility.

Fire Station Design

New Station Tour
Click to visit our website and see the latest station walk-through. Click on the arrows to take a virtual tour of the exterior, apparatus bay, and  radio room at the Midway Fire Station.

Click to read the Profile on Mitchell Associates in
NJ Fire featuring our South River NJ project.Learn more about about how we plan for built-in health & safety features.

Safe Houses 

Examples of decon room modeling that can help you plan before you build or renovate.

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