The Tangent Fire Station is both a volunteer fire and rescue facility and a meeting place for the farming community which comprises the Tangent Rural Fire Protection District. The project consists of two parts: a small existing building which was remodeled, and a large functionally independent addition.

The new addition is the heart of the complex and contains a centrally located apparatus room for fire and rescue equipment flanked on the North and South by two levels of support space

Functional utility, natural lighting, energy efficiency, quality yet economical construction were important issues in the design of the station. Inside and out the building is clearly organized and simply configured. Thoughtful composition, formal simplicity, and durable construction enable this civic building to stand comfortably shoulder-to-shoulder with the granaries and warehouses which surround it.