City of Orlando Fire Station No. 1 Headquarters
The Big House. Located in the heart of downtown, Orlando’s Fire Station (OFD) No. 1 (a.k.a. “The Big House) is a 60,000 square-foot, 11-bay station that serves as the city’s headquarters and home to more than 70 firefighters. Delivered design-build, the new firehouse incorporates state-of-the-art technologies and high-end finishes throughout and includes administration offices, sleeping quarters, workout space, modern kitchen and dining room, training areas, and meeting space. The facility also houses OFD’s special operations units, consisting of Arson and Bomb, Dive Rescue, and Hazardous Materials.
Fire Station No. 1 was designed and built to be energy efficient, incorporating various sustainable design and construction elements, and achieved LEED Gold certification with the U.S. Green Building Council.