Marco Island Fire Station 50

Marco Island Fire Station 50 is primarily a fire and rescue station; however, it also serves as the City’s emergency operations command center, able to house up to 60 emergency personnel with standalone power and utilities for up to 5 days. There is also a community room and training center with a 40-person classroom and a data center for the City of Marco Island’s essential IT digital assets.

The multiple award-winning facility was designed above code, elevated 2 feet above base flood elevation, and hardened to withstand category 5 hurricane-force winds. The emergency operations center is located on the second level and will serve as ground zero for the City’s municipal and public safety emergency operations during a hurricane or other catastrophic events. A 3-story tower provides training for the first responders as well as access to elevated critical systems and equipment. The facility was designed to survive category 5, 200+ MPH storm force.

There are three 90-foot deep, drive thru apparatus bays, thirteen individual bunk rooms, day room, kitchen, bathrooms, and offices. A conference center for both station personnel and the community is located on the second floor. A 3-story tower provides training for the first responders as well as access to elevated critical systems and equipment.

Project Size: 24,000 sq. ft.

Location: Marco Island, FL

Completed: 2023

Designed to Protect

Designed above code and hardened to withstand category 5 hurricane-force winds, this facility serves as both a fire station with a training tower and an emergency operations center. The project incorporates elements to protect the facility, its occupants, and the City's essential IT digital assets.

Specialized Technology and Communications

The ultra-modern design elements, specialized technology, independent critical systems, and flexible space accommodate the day-to-day housing and training needs of the fire and rescue staff as well as fully functional command center to house up to 60 emergency personnel during a hurricane or other catastrophic event.

Project Awards

2023 Firehouse Station Design Awards Bronze

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