Fire Station 11, located at 1038 Burnt Store Rd., is open and ready to serve the northwest Cape Coral community
Fire Station 11 has been in the Fire Department’s Master Plan and the City’s Capital Improvement Plan for five years. Construction for the station was funded by Debt Proceeds secured by the Fire Service Assessment (FSA). The timeline for the project is as follows:
- Funding allocated and adopted in Fiscal Year 2016
- June 2016, Sweet Sparkman Architects selected for professional design services
- December 2016, Wright Construction Group selected as the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR)
- August 2017, construction drawings and specification completed
- November 2017, approval of Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) of $3,750,581
- January 11, 2018, groundbreaking
- November 7, 2018, grand opening
The construction of the station has been completed ahead of schedule and under the $4,070,189 budgeted.
“Fire Station 11 was built to be incredibly cost effective and functional; from the lights, floors, countertops, and even the color of the building and roof. The station was designed to reduce energy costs and meet future needs for the next 50+ years,” says Fire Chief Ryan W. Lamb, “It is also built to withstand a Category 5 hurricane and will serve as a first responder base during such events.”
Geographically, Fire Station 11 was needed to ensure all residents in Cape Coral are within five miles of a fire station, per Insurance Services Office (ISO) standards. Its response district incorporates areas previously covered by Stations 7 and 8 and services a population of close to 11,000. It is anticipated to respond to 2,000 emergency calls annually. The addition of this station is necessary to match the growth of the City and improve response times in the northwest area. It is estimated that by 2040, the population in the service area will be over 28,000.
Fire Station 11 will be staffed by a lieutenant, engineer, and two firefighters and will house an Advanced Life Support (ALS) engine and a brush truck. The Cape Coral Fire Department is pleased to announced that Engine 9, located at 4107 Pelican Blvd., was also upgraded to an Advanced Life Support unit today. This makes eight of the 11 Cape Coral stations ALS, with plans for all stations to be so by FY2020.