In 2006, The City of Frisco built a new Central Fire Station in place of the older facility. Included in the replacement is the Frisco Fire Safety Town, a miniature city built to help educate children in the community on general fire safety skills. Children are able to ride bikes up and down miniature streets, visit miniature structures and gain hands-on experience about fire safety. The total cost to construct the facility was just over $5M.
Both structures were designed with sustainability in mind and included water use reduction measures in the plumbing systems design and enhancements to the air conditioning systems by increased air filtration, outside air control, and relative humidity control.
The heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems consisted of split direct expansion systems with duct outside air controlled by automatic dampers, some of which include carbon dioxide sensor demand control ventilation. Higher efficiency filters were used and relative humidity sensors interfaced with a hot gas reheat coil for direct relative humidity control.
Source control exhaust was used in the Apparatus bay to prevent or limit diesel exhaust fumes from entering the building. Sensors were used in the Apparatus Bay to detect levels of undesirable fumes to energize appropriate ventilation systems.
There was also an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) incorporated into this station for the main base of operations for city emergency response forces.
The entire facility is supplied with an emergency generator that serves 100% of the facility.