The new Fort Myers Beach Station No. 32 replaced an existing facility which has long been obsolete.
Located on the mainland, the station serves as the fire district’s command post during storm events.
Placing the new 12,290 square foot station on the 20,000 square foot site challenged Gora/McGahey, our consulting engineers and Lee County staff to arrive at a solution which wouldn’t compromise the needs of the district, while complying with County ordinances.
The solution resulted in a three story modernist scheme. The ground floor includes three apparatus bays, bunker gear, decontamination rooms and a building lobby. The second floor is the living quarters which includes six individual bunk rooms, kitchen, dayroom, and dining room, as well as an exercise room. The third floor serves as offices and training room during normal operation. It will be the location of the command post during storm events.