Miami Beach Fire Station #1

Miami Beach, FL

The Story

Currently in design, Fire Station No. 1 is a hurricane hardened 911 emergency operations center located 6 blocks from the Atlantic Ocean in the City of Miami Beach, FL. It houses 4 drive-through apparatus bays, and 14 dorms totaling approximately 25,000 sf within 3 stories.

Due to the low elevation and frequent flooding, the apparatus bay was elevated 11’ above base flood elevation to enhance the storm resiliency of the building. Rated to withstand a category 5 hurricane and backed up with natural gas generators. It will accommodate future sea-level rise and the City’s storm water management and resiliency program, including the elevation of roadways and stormwater retention. The final building will meet a minimum LEED Gold rating and will serve and protect the community for 50+ years.