PUBLIC SAFETY

We are proud to have designed nearly 25 fire stations and public safety facilities during the past 15 years. Always respectful of budgets and the first responders who will be using the structure, we ground our process in stakeholder engagement and consensus building to create sustainable facilities worthy of their occupants and community.

“Understating that it takes highly qualified personnel to maintain good relationships, Sweet Sparkman has provided exceptional staff that stays involved and accessible throughout a project. Sweet Sparkman is truly a firm that the Captiva Island Fire Control District highly recommends."

Rich Dickeron, Fire Chief
Captiva Island Fire Control District

SARASOTA CO. FIRE STATION #14
Community service
This two-story station is a certified Silver LEED building. Its contemporary and functional design distinguishes the building as a public facility, while a tall, sheltered plaza emphasizes the entry to community space.
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SARASOTA CO. FIRE STATION #1
Design for disparate uses
This 12,894-sq.-ft., certified Silver LEED station houses four drive-through apparatus bays with living quarters for 14 firefighters/EMS personnel. A multi-purpose room serves as EMS training space and also is available for public use.
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BOKEELIA FIRE STATION #3
Staying true to its surroundings
This 7,000-sq.-ft. station’s design and exterior finish reflect the vernacular architecture of its location, Pine Island, which has a great many wood-framed structures with asymmetrical ridges and distinctive patterns.
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BOCA GRANDE PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING
Respecting the past
The design for this fire, EMS and sheriff’s facility reflects sensitivity to its site in a historic district. Its classic look incorporates the rich details of period homes, and a two-story replica hose tower serves as a focal point.
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SARASOTA CO. FIRE STATION #16
Facilities for first responders
This new station, which also houses a new Sheriff’s Office Operations unit in one wing, is a certified Silver LEED facility and includes three drive-through apparatus bays with living quarters for nine firefighters/EMS personnel.
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LARGO FIRE STATION #43
Built to last
This state-of-the-art building is believed to be the only vertical construction project in Florida created under a partnership of four public agencies. Housing 8,000 sq. ft. of bay and living space, it is rated for a category 5 hurricane.
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Sarasota Co. Fire Station #8
An expression of contemporary architecture
Sarasota County Fire Station #8 is a new 19,300 SF Fire Station and re-use of Sweet Sparkman’s plans for Sarasota County Fire Station #1.
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Captiva Island Fire Station
Is it strong enough
Captiva Island is located in Lee County, Florida just offshore in the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
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