Fire Station Buildings

Mission Possible; A Diversity of Fire Station Designs

When municipal, federal and private fire departments and emergency response agencies are called upon to respond to an emergency, they require buildings that are designed to meet the needs of any situation. Alaska Structures® fabric buildings have been used for more than 40 years by fire response departments from aircraft rescue fire stations protecting the flight lines at airports to volunteer fire departments in the most remote communities of Northern Alaska. Whether it is a single engine storage garage, a community fire station with 4 apparatus bays and maintenance facility, or a temporary enclosure during a construction project, Alaska Structures provides engineered fabric structure designs that are safe and durable enough to meet site conditions anywhere in the world.

Home Away From Home

A fire station needs to be able to support both the needs of fire department personnel and the community. It is important that staff have areas to work and relax after long shifts. Alaska Structures hard wall partition systems create areas for community education classes, administrative offices, training, equipment and vehicle storage, vehicle maintenance, kitchens, bathrooms, dormitories or private rooms, recreation, and hazardous materials storage. Since 1975, when we began producing fabric covered buildings engineered to withstand the heavy snow and wind loads of extreme cold climates, we have expanded our building capabilities to adapt to the changing needs of our customers. To date, we have manufactured, delivered, and field tested over 65,000 tensioned fabric structures in arctic, desert, tropical and temperate climates. With customizable options from glass sliding windows, insulation packages, and lighting and electrical systems our buildings are just like being at home.

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A Refuge During The Storm

Alaska Structures' fabric buildings are portable, easy to install, and uniquely suited for sheltering people, supplies, and equipment during emergency situations. Whether responding to forest fires, natural disasters, or taking part in community events Alaska Structures can supply structures from 8 to 150 feet wide and to any length. Why be confined to a mobile command center the width of a trailer and limited to locations accessible by road or flimsy canopies or tarps that are vulnerable to wind and weather? Our XPL Series is the ideal solution for providing fire crews, volunteers and operations teams with a temporary shelter location to meet, rest and refuel or set-up a canopy or event structure at a local food festival. Afterwards pack up the structures and store them until they are needed again. Only Alaska Structures have the portability needed for extreme levels of routine use and the durability to last for years.

Alaska Structures Fire Stations and other Support Buildings are uniquely suited for use as:

  • Fire Stations
  • Aircraft Rescue Fire Stations
  • Classrooms
  • Office Buildings
  • Mobile Operations Centers
  • Emergency Response Camps
  • Warm Storage Buildings
  • Apparatus Bays
  • Vehicle Maintenance Garages
  • Community Event Structures

If you want more information or a price quote for field-tested Alaska Structures Fire Stations or Support Buildings, fill out our online request form on the right, or call +1-907-344-1565 to speak with a building specialist.

Safety First!

Just as it is the mission of all first responders to promote public safety and protect life and property, our mission at Alaska Structures is to first and foremost, provide safe buildings. With so many fabric structure companies describing their products as “engineered” and “safe” it is hard to determine fact from fiction. As evidenced by images of collapsed “engineered” fabric structures on the Internet, not all structures that claim to be engineered are safe.

Most fabric structures companies perform what is called a “linear elastic portal frame analysis.” This is the most basic level of structure engineering. This analysis is a computer modeling system used during the project design phase. But while the name of the analysis may sound technical, it is based on assumptions that may not match the location where the structure will be installed. As a result, this type of analysis may not be able to accurately predict the level of force applied to all points in the structure, increasing the possibility for catastrophic failure.

A higher level of “engineering” used by fabric structure companies also involves computer-modeling software. The software creates a detailed three-dimensional (3D) nonlinear finite element model that is used to study the response and predict the behavior of fabric structures. While this method better predicts simulated loads and stresses that may impact the building, it also requires additional time and money. For this reason is not always done for all product lines or size variations that a company produces.

Alaska Structures takes our engineering to the highest level. We go above and beyond what is expected, requiring that all of our building designs be verified by third-party engineering firms to meet or exceed the loads of the location where they will be installed. Holding ourselves to this standard, although time intensive and expensive, allows us to be confident that our structures will be safe for the people they shelter and the equipment they protect.

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Benefits of Alaska Structures Fabric Buildings

Alaska Structures designs and manufactures the best tensioned membrane structures on the market. We offer many standard designs. Customize your fabric structure or Fire Station with a wide range of options. Compared to traditional wood, brick-and-mortar structures or pole barns, Alaska Structures fabric buildings can be constructed in significantly less time and our high-strength thermoplastic fabrics and non-corrosive, rust-free frames (powder coating options available) provide a protection from mold and mildew, rust, salt air, humidity, and oxidation, requiring very little maintenance over their lifetime. The lifetime of our buildings can in many cases match or exceed traditional buildings allowing them to have lower life cycle costs.

Alaska Structures XT-Series Fire Station BuildingsXT SERIES
12' Wide.
The Perfect Tension Fabric Structure for Emergency Crew Accommodations and Small Camps.
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Alaska Structures XPL-Series Fire Station BuildingsXPL SERIES
12’, 14’, 16’, 20’ Wide.
Quonset-Style Fabric Building with Hinged-Frame Design for Rapid Setup / Take Down
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Alaska Structures GBX-Series Fire Station BuildingsGBX SERIES
8’, 10’, 12’, 14’, 16’, 18’, 20’ Wide.
Straight-Wall Gable-Style Fabric Structures Ensure Maximum Use of Interior Space
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Alaska Structures HGX-Series Fire Station BuildingsHGX SERIES
15’, 16’, 18’, 20’, 22’, 24’, 26’, 30’ Wide.
Heavy Gable-Style Buildings Provide a Robust and Portable Solution for Any Fire Station Requirement
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Alaska Structures MTX-Series Fire Station BuildingsMTX SERIES
40’ Wide.
A Quonset-Style Multi-Purpose Medium Sized Fabric Structure used for Workshops, Cold / Dry Storage, Warm Storage, Dining Halls, and Vehicle / Equipment Maintenance to name a few
Learn more about MTX Series buildings.

Alaska Structures GTX-Series Fire Station BuildingsGTX SERIES
16’ to 150’ Wide.
Our Double-Arch Gable Style Fabric Buildings. Free Span Interiors Up to 150’ Wide and to Any Length
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Energy Efficient Designs Save Money

Leverage the power of natural light to reduce the need for extra lighting and electrical. Our translucent fabric can be used to add skylights potentially eliminating the need to turn the lights on during the day! While you are saving on your lighting bill, you can also save money with our proprietary insulation and HVAC systems to reduce monthly heating and cooling costs.

Alaska Structures can save you time and money using low-cube packaging for quick, economical shipping and since our structures do not require foundations, less site preparation is needed. We create Alaska Structures fire stations and support buildings to meet your needs, no matter the size, duration of use or intended purpose.

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