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Radiant floor heating installed in fire house

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 16:06

Hurricane Sandy had a drastic impact on the town of Margate, New Jersey. Shore News Today reports that the historic storm dumped nearly 30 inches of water and into Fire Station 1 while it was undergoing renovations. The flooding delayed the ongoing project because the damages made restarting  the entire project necessary. 
"Everything is going to be brand new. Having a brand-new facility, bathrooms, kitchen, windows, everything – I think it will improve morale greatly," said Chief Tony Tabasso, according to the news source. "It's like renovating your house."
The 100-year-old building is expected to open with a number of high-quality, energy-efficient renovations. All of the damages to the fire house were cosmetic and the structure remains sound. 
Additions to the fire house include the reconfiguration of the second floor space, the installation of personal lockers, new paint and a dormitory area that will be able to sleep four firefighters for first response needs. The offices of the deputy chief and chief will also be located in the second story of the building. A new kitchen, day room and bathroom are also on the plans. 
Changes to the structure were not only in the pursuit of greater comfort. Renovations to the building also ensured that it will be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act - including a handicap-accessible bathroom with shower. According to the news source, the carbon footprint of the facility is also expected to decrease as eco-friendly features are added. Radiant floor heating is being installed on the second floor of the building to keep firefighters warm and decrease the amount of energy required to heat the space.
The utility solution is ideal for even unique commercial properties like a fire house due to its durability and functionality.