The new station is located on Pyrite Road in an existing residential area in northeast Rio Rancho. The design for this 5,400 square foot station is based on the prototype design Huitt-Zollars developed for all new fire stations within the RRFD district. The proposed site for this station has a steep slope running east to west that will require numerous retaining walls and extensive grading. The station design includes a 4 vehicle apparatus bay, living quarters for a five person staff, kitchen area and training / exercise space. Support spaces include dayroom, laundry room, and storage rooms. Also included are outdoor cooking and activity areas, parking and landscaping. Handicap accessible sleeping rooms, bathrooms and offices are designed to meet current accessibility requirements.
Rio Rancho Fire Station #7
City of Rio Rancho