Sarasota County Fire Station - Number 17
Fire Station 17 (FS 17), located near DeSoto Road and Honore Avenue, replaced the temporary station which was located at DeSoto and Cattleman. The new station is in excess of 13,000 SF and is a mixed use facility supporting both Sarasota County Fire and Sarasota County Sheriff. FS 17 has three drive-through apparatus bays for fire and rescue vehicles. The living and sleeping quarters have 10 dorm bunks, exercise room, full bathrooms and a kitchen dining area. The Sheriff’s wing houses the administration space for offices along with full bathrooms. Storage space, in the attached garage, houses the Sheriff’s resources used in and around the mall and rowing park.
FS 17 received LEED Silver status through the USGBC by utilizing sustainable design requirements and was designed to withstand Category 4 hurricane winds.