Project: Lexington Park Rescue Squad
Location: Lexington Park, MD
Square Feet: 8,800sf Admin and bunk buildings, 2 story;
5,440sf engine bay, 1 story
Year Completed: 2014
Owner: Lexington Park Rescue Squad
Architect: Lawrence Abell & Associates
Awards: NGBS Green Certification Bronze Level, 2015 Excellence In Construction – Institutional less than $5 Million
Ground up new construction built on 1.76 acres with heavy site development. The land was essentially a ravine and dumping ground with substantial bad soils that needed to be hauled out and replaced before bringing in fill material. Building is conventionally built brick/block and mortar with wood trusses.
There are men’s/women’s bunk and shower facilities and a residential style kitchen for the volunteers to use on a daily basis. There is a commercial kitchen available for larger events. The engine bay has room for eight ambulances plus one bay with a floor pit for servicing equipment. Home Innovation Research Labs has certified the building to be in compliance with the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard, which makes this one of the first Rescue Squads in the country to achieve such certification.