Valley Cottage Fire Department

Feasibility Analysis to Expand, Modernize and Upgrade

Existing Firehouse

  Michael Shilale Architects, LLP (MSA) was asked to analyze the existing facility and evaluate the feasibility of expanding, modernizing and upgrading this community firehouse.   Firefighting in the 21st century has many new challenges that a new facility will need to address.

Beginning  with an analysis of the existing space allocations, MSA met with individuals from the Valley Cottage Fire Department (VCFD) to discuss the needs and goals of the project which included a Multi-purpose room suitable to be utilized as a training classroom,  Decon area, exterior training area and many other improvements. 

From a comprehensive list of needs and goals MSA created conceptual site and floor plans, a building code and zoning analysis as well as a preliminary cost estimate for consideration

MSA is pleased to be working with the dedicated volunteers at VCFD and look forward to the possibility of modernizing and expanding this important community resource. 


LOCATION - Valley Cottage, New York
CLIENT - Valley Cottage Fire Department
COST - $3,000,000 to $5,000,000
SIZE - 20,000 sf