City of Lubbock | Fire Stations no. 1, 16, & 19
Lubbock’s Fire Station No. 1 was designed and built to respect and honor the legacy of the Lubbock Fire Department. Throughout the new station, there are pieces of history, including a full-size, antique fire truck with open-air seating and a wood ladder connected to the side. The new fire station is located on 19th Street and Texas Avenue and was a needed to house modern ladder trucks and improve efficiency and response time. Located on the site of the city’s former Health Department, nearby roads were widened and water lines were upgraded for the 16,800 SF facility. Fire Station No. 1 is a welcome addition and aids in the downtown revitalization of Lubbock.
Fire Station 16 and 19 are a multi company station with three drive-thru bays staging the engine, ladder and battalion vehicles. The Fire Stations 16 and 19 also house an exercise room with rubber athletic flooring, polished concrete floors and individual dorm style rooms. As part of rapid response efforts, high-speed coiling doors were utilized for faster response times. Also, the greatest distance from any point in this facility to the apparatus bay is 85 feet. All site paving is concrete and the building is a load bearing CMU with brick veneer. A TPO roof system was used on the flat roofs and a metal standing seam roof on the pitched roofs.