Whether you’re building a new fire station, remodeling one, or reconfiguring an existing space, there are many considerations when selecting furniture for your firehouse:
Below are the top four tips for selecting furniture for your station, which comes from our years of experience working with every type of fire department: big or small, volunteer or career.
Tip #1: Purchase Furniture Intended for 24x7 Firehouse Use
The most important consideration when outfitting a fire station with furniture, is durability. There are two ways to think about this:
Tip #2: Plan For Space and Shift Personnel
Most stations have designated space for certain rooms and you need to maximize these layouts to accommodate the personnel you have today. To do this efficiently:
Whether you purchase everything now or add to it in the near future, you’ll want to know you can grow into your space if you plan to expand.
Tip #3: Look For Furniture “Sets” to Achieve a Consistent Look
To avoid the feel of a disorganized room where nothing matches, look for furniture that comes in “sets”. This applies to all rooms - general seating, day rooms, training rooms, office chairs in meeting rooms and bunk rooms.
Purchase from vendors that offer consistent finishes across multiple pieces. For example:
Tip #4: Find Vendors Who Can Maximize Your Budget
Most fire departments have a budget set aside for furnishings, and it’s important to maximize that. Choose a furniture vendor who can offer both:
Furniture vendors who can ship to you directly from the manufacturer, like FireStationFurniture.com, are one way to maximize budget. By reducing warehousing and shipping costs, a vendor like FireStationFurniture.com passes its savings along to end customers. This means customers get higher quality products at more affordable prices because of lower overhead.
At FireStationFurniture.com, we have worked with many fire departments, big and small, on their station design and firehouse furniture needs. Check out our product catalog to find the best fire station furniture for your department:
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