QEM Fire Station, Training Facility and Burn Tower

Elsah, Illinois


  • Planning
  • Architecture


  • QEM Fire Department in conjunction with Lewis & Clark Community College constructed a new fire station, training facility and burn tower.  The site purchased by QEM consists of 30 acres located in Elsah, Illinois
  • The burn tower, as part of the new Lewis & Clark Training Facility, is a prefabricated steel structure that is located on site.
  • The 12,800 sq. ft. fire station consists of a pre-engineered four-bay drive through apparatus bay, and a one-story wood framed office area consisting of a 1,000 sq. ft. training room and assembly room, kitchen, day room, public restrooms, conference room, control room and offices.
  • The site will have a 1 to 2 acre man-made lake for water rescue training and plans for the future consists of confined space training, truck drivers training, maintenance building and helipad.