Fitzgerald Collaborative is the lead designer with the Hartsfield-Jackson Design Collaborative (HJDC) for Fire Station 40. Air Rescue and Fire Fighting - Fire Station 40 is a ground-up facility designed to replace an older, smaller building. In order to meet the new capacity, Fire Station 40 increased in size to approx. 28,000 square feet. This contains an expanded capacity of personnel as well as a larger apparatus bay to house up to 11 additional emergency vehicles, and an attached observation tower to overlook the airport’s runway. As improving sustainability is a major priority for the City, this project attained LEED Gold over the city’s minimum of LEED Silver. Further increasing the complexity of this project is its relationship with the airport and its associated need for heightened security measures and communication systems.