The new shared-use Public Safety Center will house the Village of McFarland’s police, fire, and EMS departments. This will be the first net zero public safety center in the region.
The building 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 plantings and bioretention areas to reduce water use and maintenance requirements.
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.