Fire Station in Armenia
This was the only fire station in Armenia. It was constructed
from a structural frame of reinforced concrete
with brick walls between the columns and beams.
The building collapsed destroying all the fire trucks and
killing many of the firemen. Although there was only one fire
caused by the earthquake, the fire service would have been
needed to help with other emergency operations.
It is important that fire stations and other emergency service
centres are made to be earthquake resistant, so that vehicles
and personnel are available to help after an earthquake.