Ernest W. Olds, AIA, Vice President of Becker Morgan Group, recently attended the Fire Industry Equipment Research Organization (F.I.E.R.O.) Fire Station Symposium in Charlotte, North Carolina. F.I.E.R.O. is a non-profit group with the objective of providing safer, more efficient, effective, and progressive fire service through the application of shared knowledge. This symposium educates attendees on the latest technology, equipment, and design trends for improving the industry. Through this symposium, Mr. Olds furthered his understanding of the current challenges and opportunities facing the fire service industry and gained valuable knowledge to allow Becker Morgan Group to better meet the needs of their fire station clients.
As an Architectural and Engineering design firm, Becker Morgan Group is keenly aware of the coastal design considerations (wind and seismic loads, flooding, and soils suitability) necessary for fire stations throughout the east coast region. The firm understands the need to maintain fire services 24/7/365 and the strategies required to preserve operational continuity of power, data, water, sewer, gas, and communications. Becker Morgan Group’s fire service experience includes work for the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department (MD), Robbins Hose Fire Company (DE), Wilmington Fire Station #3 (NC), Scotland County 911 Emergency Operations Center (NC), and Lumberton Police Department (NC), well as many other public safety agencies. Currently the firm is designing the Ocean City Fire Department Headquarters (MD) and the Greenevers Volunteer Fire Department (NC).
Becker Morgan Group provides Architecture & Engineering services throughout the mid-Atlantic and southeast with offices in Maryland, Delaware, and North Carolina. For more information, visit www.beckermorgan.com.