Tarpon Springs, FL
The City of Tarpon Springs was experiencing the need for a new fire station due to an increased demand in the City’s northern reaches. To improve response times, a temporary facility was quickly established next to the City’s new water treatment facility. WJA then worked with the City to design a permanent fire station to meet the increased demand and to allow for future growth. The resulting new 8,650 sf hurricane hardened fire station includes living quarters with seven dorm rooms, a day room, dining and kitchen spaces, office space for daily activities and training, a fitness room, and three bay apparatus garage with supporting spaces. Unique to this fire station is the 35’ training tower adjacent to the apparatus bay.