Sarasota County Fire Station Number 14
Fire Station 14 is located on Tamiami Trail just south of Central Sarasota Parkway. FS 14 is a replacement station for the current station at this site. Fire fighters will work out of a neighboring station, during construction of the new station, so there is no need for a temporary station.
The irregular, pie shaped lot limited the design to a two story prototype which was also created for a constrained site, was used for this station. Additional site engineering was needed also to create a safer and easier drive-through apparatus bay design.
The ground floor has two drive-through apparatus bays for a fire and rescue vehicle and house rooms for gear storage, hose drying, laundry and EMS storage. There will be an intermediate mezzanine mechanical level and the top floor will house the living quarters for six fire fighters.
FS 14 is planned to receive LEED “Certified” status through the USGBC by utilizing sustainable design requirements and is designed to withstand Category 4 hurricane winds.