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HCESD 16 Receives Firehouse Station Award

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Firehouse Magazine has announced the winners of its fifth annual Station Design Awards program, which recognizes outstanding architecture and design from fire departments nationwide.

Harris County Emergency Services District No. 16 (HCESD 16) was among the few districts awarded this year with the prestigious award. The district was awarded the Bronze Award in the Volunteer/Combination Station category for Klein Fire Station No. 8, servicing Klein, TX. The architects who designed and constructed the station were  Brown Reynolds Watford Architects from College Station, TX.

From Firehouse Magazine’s own article regarding the awards this year:

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Janet Wilmoth, special projects director to Firehouse, noted that the typical fire station has changed significantly over the past 25 years due to the increased responsibilities picked up by fire departments across North America: “The judging of this year’s 37 entries was very difficult for the judges because the commitment to safety and health in the station is obvious. Fire departments are more proactive in designing healthier environments and restricting toxins and carcinogens returning on firefighters in the stations. Every one of this year’s entries is a winner for its personnel and community they serve.”

Winners were selected by a panel of five judges, including a deputy chief, fire marshal, two architects, and a fire engineer/architect with experience in fire station designs. Stations are reviewed all over the nation, and the competition for these awards is tremendous.

HCESD 16 could not be more proud of the award they received and the staff who will be stationed at Fire Station No. 8. They look forward to continued excellent service to the Klein area.