This new four-story facility of approximately 34,000 SF includes a fully staffed 24 / 7 Fire Station No. 1 and central operations for Fire Administration and Fire Prevention. The five-bay drive-through arrangement allows for the operational capacity of the Station No.1 service area and storage of reserve apparatus. As a critical facility, the station is designed and constructed to survive a Category 5 storm event, with living quarters for the crews and an emergency generator and on-site fuel storage all located above flood elevation.
Through a mutual aid agreement with the County, the fire station also provides space for EMS services. Additionally, a classroom which can flexibly accommodate personnel from the entire department as well as smaller break out meetings and training sessions is provided on the first floor. This location also provides a multi-purpose community meeting space. Dedicated support areas at the fire station include decontamination, SHARPS, hazardous material, medical / ALS, and storage and repair for bunker gear, breathing apparatus, fire hoses, and other department equipment.