Sarasota County Fire Station No. 16 is a new 14,018 square foot Fire Station with administrative offices and training facilities. The station houses three (3) drive-through apparatus bays with living quarters capable of serving nine (9) firefighters/EMS personnel. Other interior spaces include a kitchen, exercise room, day room, dining area, screened porch and report writing area. A Multi-Purpose Room is programmed to serve as a training room for EMS personnel. The construction of the fire station includes masonry bearing walls and metal trusses. Exterior detailing of the facility compliments the Florida vernacular imagery.
The Fire Station has obtained a Silver LEED certificate. The Silver LEED standard was met by implementing the following systems: Daylight is harvested during the day. The metal roofing is a high albedo roof to reflect the sun so as not to create excessive heat, All landscaping is drought tolerant native vegetation. Tankless Water Heaters augmented by passive solar hot water tanks serve the facility.