PENSACOLA BEACH FIRE STATION
A Fire Station That Will Weather the Storm
AIA Florida Northwest Award of Excellence for New Construction
The existing fire station for Pensacola Beach was damaged beyond repair by Hurricane Dennis in 2005. The new station was upgraded to meet the stringent codes required for its barrier island location. These upgrades included increasing the design of the structural components to meet today's wind load requirements. These structural upgrades included reinforced concrete pilings, columns, roof, walls and floors. In addition, impact glass was installed in the windows and doors to withstand wind borne debris. The facility was designed with the intention that once a major storm has come and gone, the firefighters can return to their building to serve the beach community in its recovery efforts. In 2009 the building was recognized by AIA Florida Northwest with an Award of Excellence for New Construction.