Village of McFarland Public Safety Center

The new shared facility for police, fire, and EMS will be the first net zero public safety center in the Wisconsin.

Need: House the Village departments in one facility

Solution: Design a new building that supports all Police, Fire & Rescue, and EMS departments

A rendering that features clerestory windows over the corridors in the new building

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McFarland, WI


56,100 sq ft

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The facility will produce as much energy on site as it consumes through the use of 51 geothermal wells and solar panels that are capable of producing 420kW of photovoltaic energy. Additionally, the landscaping will utilize native plants and bioretention areas to reduce water use and maintenance requirements.

The new building will house the Village of McFarland’s police, fire, and EMS departments. The fire and EMS wing will include six apparatus bays and one antique firetruck bay. The police wing will include office space, a break room, and will serve as an emergency operations center. The building will also include three kitchens, a full-service residential kitchen, and living quarters.

In addition, the parking area will be equipped with electric vehicle charging stations.

An interior rendering of the police squad room
A rendering of the shared kitchen space with access to the apparatus bays

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