Bexar County Emergency Services District 7 was founded in 2006 to serve a small corner of Northwest Bexar County, mainly the Helotes area. Since it’s founding, the Emergency Service District has seen profound changes in the area with an influx of residents. This meant an expanded coverage area (and budget) allowing the district to expand their two fire stations.
Phase II of the Fire Station 115 project consists primarily of a new two-story fire station. The first floor of the fire station includes an apparatus bay with five, four-fold doors and sectional overhead doors, gear lockers, two slide-pole rooms, ample EMS and bunker gear storage, showers and lockers, a fitness center, and lobby. The second floor includes 12 bunk rooms and accompanying showers, nine offices, a conference room, kitchen, pantries, dining spaces, and day room. The second floor also boasts an 1,100 SF outdoor covered patio.
The construction of the new facility consists of a concrete foundation, structural steel framing, concrete floor slab over metal floor deck at second floor, (something about the special CMU) concrete masonry unit (CMU) exterior walls with foam insulation inserts, dimensional letter signage, low-slope single ply membrane roofing system with rigid insulation on metal roof deck, steep-slope standing-seam metal panel roofing system with continuous insulation on metal deck, windows, and storefront with decal signage.