Name
Charging Forward…Not Just a Garage Anymore
Date & Time
Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Rob Manns
Description

The focus is on developing practical and functional apparatus bays and support spaces for operational efficiency and training. The first part covers how apparatus bays have evolved and what factors drive their cosst. The second part is an overview of spatial requirements, lighting, mechanical systems, vehicle exhaust systems, fire protection, structural conditions, door operations, and apparatus clearances. Also, the development of Electric Apparatus and how it will influence the design of stations for generations to come.

Learning Objectives
• Participants will better understand why apparatus bays have become more critical than ever and how to justify the cost of a station to their local constituents.
• Participants will understand the importance of quality-based design solutions that can improve first responder health and potentially extend the life of apparatus through appropriate bay design.