Keeley Building Spotlight: Valley Park Fire Station
Keeley Construction was proud to partner with JEMA and CRESA to build a brand-new fire station for the Valley Park Fire Protection District. The team constructed a 14,681 SF, state-of-the-art facility to serve the Valley Park Station #2 firefighters, who proudly protect 17,000 residents. The project was completed on July 5, 2022.
The new structure was constructed directly adjacent to the existing fire station, creating a new home away from home for the firefighters. The two-story building consists of living quarters for the firefighters along with a recreational space and multiple training rooms. Four new vehicle bays were included to house some of the district’s fire trucks. A mezzanine area provides ample space for the firefighters to take advantage of while they are occupying the station. Finally, the facility was built using a conventional steel frame, featuring a sheet metal rain screen, brick veneer, and a standing seam metal roof. Keeley Building enlisted the self-perform ironworking capabilities of the Keeley Industrial Group to complete the steel and ironworking portions of the project.
This project was bid during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, so the team faced some material delays. A few aspects of the structure had to be redesigned as well, but the Keeley team worked closely with their partners and the customer to come up with innovative solutions that kept the project running smoothly.
Keeley was proud to work with the Valley Park Fire Protection District on this unique project. Keeley takes pride in being a community builder and taking on projects that improve public safety are especially important.
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