Constructed in 1983, fire station 1 (also known as Central) is the only two-story fire station in the county that has a slide pole for personnel to utilize for rapid response from the second floor down to the first. Above the apparatus bay is the living quarters for station personnel. Attached on the West side of the building is a three bay garage that is occupied by the Fire District’s Building and Grounds division. The Training and Safety division occupies the offices to the East.
In addition to single family residences, there is a very heavy volume of commercial facilities in station 1’s zone, including: Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, several multistory professional buildings, several dialysis clinics, Indian River State College, seven large nursing facilities, one psychiatric hospital, six high rise hotels and several smaller motels. There are also two industrial parks located to the West, four major truck stops and the St. Lucie County jail. Fire Station 1 response zone includes North and South US Highway 1 as well as approximately 58 miles of Florida’s Turnpike and Interstate-95.