Since 2005, the Waterbury Fire Department has been exploring options to replace their two existing fire stations. Each over 40 years old, the current stations are poorly insulated, expensive to maintain and heat, no longer code compliant, and simply too small to adequately house the equipment of the Town Fire Department. Wiemann Lamphere, in conjunction with DEW Construction, submitted a design/build proposal that would provide the Town with two new energy- efficient fire stations that would meet the Town's needs for many years to come.
The Main Street Station is the larger of the two at 12,460 sf. This station is a two story steel frame building and incorporates special detailing that provides adequate long term flood protection (since the building is within a flood plain). Located within historic Waterbury Village, the Main Street station is faced with Vermont Brick with limestone accents in a somewhat traditional fashion. The design also incorporates the existing bell tower (bell dates to 1901) which was salvaged from the old station and places it prominently on the corner for display.
The second fire station for the Town of Waterbury is located in a residential area of the town and also replaces an old run-down building with a new highly-insulated building large enough to meet the Department's needs. At a modest 6,225 sf, this station is one-story tall and three truck bays wide. A simple design meant to fit within the residential neighborhood, this building features highly efficient double wall construction and triple glazed windows.