Bokeelia fire station 3

Fire Station #3
Architect: Sweet Sparkman Architects
Owner: Matlacha Fire Rescue District
7,000 sq ft

Bokeelia Fire Station #3 is a 7,000 SF fire station built to serve the northern portion of Pine Island in the town of Bokeelia. The station design includes 3 drive-through Apparatus Bays with living quarters for up to 6 firefighters and EMS personnel. In addition to the bunk area, other program spaces include a dayroom, kitchen, dining area, fitness and study room. Bokeelia Fire Station #3 will also house community meeting rooms available for public use.

The building design reflects on the vernacular architecture of Pine Island that includes a vast amount of wood frame structures with asymmetrical ridges. The exterior finish is a cementitious board arranged in a combination of horizontal and vertical patterns that once again draws upon the islands architectural vernacular.

Exterior improvements will include private and public parking areas, landscaped buffers and a half-acre lake to serve as site detention in addition to being used for drafting exercises for the fire department.

Also included in the design is a diesel tank and generator capable of powering the entire facility in the case of a power outage. The entire facility will be designed to meet the 140 mph wind load requirements with a 15% importance factor that brings the wind load to approximately 160 mph .

Stephen K Collins P.E. - Engineer of Record (Prior Firm Experience)