The Derby Fire Station #81 was constructed to replace the city’s oldest fire station. At the time the original fire station was built, the fire department was volunteer based. The building didn’t fit the needs of the current paid staff of firemen or the growing Derby, KS community. Plans for the facility included extensive landscaping with park like elements to invite the public to the space as well as to incorporate a flagpole and a stunning bronze statue titled ”Answering the Alarm” designed by a local sculptor, John Parsons. The interior space combines bright, energetic color and whimsical elements such as the use of firehose in the hanging installation above the lounge. A mixed tile installation on the reception desk and stained concrete floors in the entry of the station brings a modern, industrial feel to the area. The restroom and shower areas utilized large format wood-look tile to create a calming environment while the red lockers added a fun pop of color. The modern industrial feel is continued with the open floorplan in the kitchen, dining and recreation areas. 270 square yards of carpet tile was used throughout the offices conference and training rooms. This provided a warm feel and acoustic performance for these spaces. Overall, the new station gives the heroes of Derby Station 81 a functional and beautiful new environment which also inspires this growing community.