SARASOTA COUNTY – Sarasota County will host a grand opening celebration for Fire Station No. 14 (Vamo) at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 31.
The celebration and traditional “uncoupling of the hose” ceremony will honor the completion of Sarasota County’s newest fire station. The two-story station will serve the Vamo and Osprey area.
Fire Station No. 14 is located at 8821 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
This is one of four new county fire stations that are replacing outdated facilities. The county opened Fire Station No. 16 (Twin Lakes) in November 2015 and No. 17 (Nathan Benderson Park) in January of this year. The new Fire Station No. 12 (Bee Ridge) is scheduled to open next month.
The new station is designed to withstand wind loads of 150-plus miles per hour. It is also a “green” facility that is poised to achieve a minimum level of “Certified” with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.
For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or visit www.scgov.net.