Last November, Willmeng Construction broke ground on Gilbert Fire Station No. 9, a 12,137-square-foot prototypical station, located near Higley and Ocotillo Roads, which was completed in August 2018.
Designed by HDA Architects, the single-story building will be constructed with jumbo brick masonry and insulated concrete form (ICF), an energy-saving insulation method that few cities use. In addition, the station will have a metal standing seam metal roof, an energy saving LED lighting system throughout, and low water use landscape materials. Like all fire stations, the building will have an apparatus bay for fire trucks, living quarters, and facilities such as a decontamination room and turn-out locker storage room.