just curious as to what you mean within your fourth paragraph in saying “you will need quadruple the units”?
If you want to run 4 watches like is used by UK fire services in the game you need to have 1 set of vehicles per watch.
Yes there are a small handful of players doing this and also working using the retained and volunteer systems too.
If you are committing to running watches from a wholetime station that normally has 2 pumps, 1 specialist unit and and officer you would need to have 8 pumps, 4 specialist units and at 4 officers. Just to run a 4 watch system.
Personally I do not run watches as it's a major waste of money and spaces.
Still even if I did I would not be building any building complexes as they are extortionate.
One member of my alliance is using them and I believe they are now sitting ar 32m for them just to convert the building. Which proves that this idea is all about making money from coins.
Devs it's time to admit this idea is not something that people feel is appropriate in it's current form. It comes nowhere near what people were referring to when wanting multi-service stations and there is no way you can brand this as close to realistic as it's no where near that.