Hurricane Katrina brought four feet of water above floor level on the interior of Fire Station No. 1. JBHM helped repair the flood and wind damage to this metal building which consists of offices, bathrooms, a
break room with kitchen, and a loft with sleeping quarters for the firefighters. The eastern portion of
the building consists of an open bay for fire apparatus with a small enclosed classroom.
Pass Christian Fire Station No. 2 was a newly constructed facility to replace the unsalvageable
aove ground metal structure. As a Critical Facility, the new fire station was designed to meet 140 mph wind speeds. The metal building was built over the existing slab from the old fire station. Anything susceptible to damage from water was moved to the second floor in the design. The exterior walls are
equipped with smart vents to allow water to enter the building once above a specified level. While this allows water to flood the ground floor, the structural integrity of the building will remain intact.