By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky
Jeffersontown Fire and EMS is showing off the transformed firehouse on Watterson Trail. Fire chief Colonel Sean Dreisbach unveiled the traditional firehouse-inspired exterior façade renovation designed by Louisville-based architecture firm Luckett & Farley at a ribbon cutting.
“We wanted it to look like something that would go along with the city of Jeffersontown, and we wanted something professional that everybody would be proud of. We also wanted something to look a little retro, a little vintage, like an old downtown fire station should look. I think Luckett & Farley, our architects, hit the nail right on the head the first time when they came back with an image of what we wanted. I was just floored that they could make our station look like that. And they made it possible.”Fire chief Colonel Sean Dreisbach
The fire station, first built in the 1960s, has seen several renovations in its 50-plus year history as it transitioned from serving a small volunteer department to the robust 24-hour fire company of today. The Watterson Trail station is the headquarters for the Jeffersontown Fire and EMS and one of three active fire stations serving the city of Jeffersontown.
“This was a fantastic project to give an old building a makeover that melds perfectly into its community and celebrates its history. Luckett & Farley is honored to have the opportunity to design multiple fire stations near our Louisville home to give the brave men and women who serve our community a facility they can take pride in.”Luckett & Farley architect and project manager Thomas J. Hammer
Construction on the exterior renovation was completed by Parco Constructors. Jeffersontown Mayor Bill Dieruf, Jeffersontown Chamber president Deana Karem, the staff of Jeffersontown Fire and EMS, and architects from Luckett & Farley attended the ribbon cutting this morning to celebrate the newly renovated station.