Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Station (ARFF) No. 1 | O’Hare International Airport

SCB renovated the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Station #1, located at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. In addition to the renovation, project scope included a single-story addition of 6,000 square feet.


City of Chicago


Chicago, IL


Architecture /
Aviation /


6,000 SF

The addition includes space for three apparatus bays, incorporating all the necessary mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, communications, security, and CO2 exhaust systems for rescue and firefighting equipment. The design also included dormitory facilities with associated locker rooms and storage areas.

Site improvements included landscaping and re-paving of the vehicle service driveway. The modification to the apron now accommodates drive-thru apparatus bays for the fire fighting vehicles. SCB also improved the curbing on the path and drainage west of the addition.