Elizabethtown Rescue Squad and Fire Station Facility

Elizabethtown, NC

Floodwaters destroyed the original Elizabethtown Rescue Squad building during Hurricane Matthew. Efforts to find a long-term replacement facility for the organization were further complicated because of the specific facility needs of the rescue squad.

Project Details

Partnering with the town’s local architect, WK Dickson provided land planning, grant assistance, and civil engineering services to support the project. The goal was to redevelop a 2-acre vacant commercial site into a new fire station and rescue squad center for the Town of Elizabethtown, NC.


Several alternatives were studied in partnership with the town and architect, including partially reusing the existing former car dealership. After careful study of the geotechnical and Phase I ESA studies, the chosen option included demolition of the existing structure and a complete overhaul of the site, including grading and drainage, utility relocation, and traffic management. The final plans yielded a new facility with separate truck bays, a training pad in the rear of the site, and necessary parking and landscape/pedestrian areas. Additionally, WK Dickson assisted the town throughout the grant funding process while administering all site/civil planning and design.

Blue Round Trees icon

This project supports the community through the redevelopment of a 2-acre vacant commercial site into a new fire station and rescue squad center.