WelldeadLink: ZeroCorpse: Maybe some newer full-time stations are all fancy, but traditionally, nobody has gone to the fire station to find solace. It's just a place from which firefighters are dispatched. It's utilitarian and above-ground, and frequently unmanned in the case of volunteer fire departments. if you went there when you were in trouble, you'd have a good chance of knocking on the door of an empty garage.Or you're likely to find a locked-up building that's full of sleeping firefighters. They're secured areas. If you need help, there's a phone or button outside. If someone in a wheelchair needs to get indoors, they can open the garage doors -- fire trucks don't like steps much either.
ZeroCorpse: As for ADA compliance, well... There weren't a lot of crippled, wheelchair-bound firefighters back then
simrobert2001: gerbilpox: It would take zero seconds for the fire dept. to respond to that location, there's lots of firefighting equipment already on site, and the firefighters have to be in tip-top shape. (And not, say, in a wheelchair.)So, where's the problem?Its not going to matter if all the equipment in the world is stationed there if its all out on calls. Fire alarms actually help by 1) warning the people inside the building that there is a fire, and 2) Sending a signal to local 911 services, or an alarm company that there is a fire.The issue with ADA certification is that Fire stations are "safe places" that people can goto when they need protection from home like (Such as abuse, rape, ect.) If someone disabled cannot get into the safe place, they cannot be protected.
gerbilpox: It would take zero seconds for the fire dept. to respond to that location, there's lots of firefighting equipment already on site, and the firefighters have to be in tip-top shape. (And not, say, in a wheelchair.)So, where's the problem?
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