Built in 1977, station 7 was built to serve the growing northern edge of the county. Once a largely seasonal call volume, in recent years the seasonal population has become year-round residents. The response area includes residential, mixed commercial and wild land. Included are Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation, Lakewood Park Elementary school, multiple churches, commercial buildings, a railway, water exposures, and several small assisted living facilities. There are two large manufactured home communities within Fire Station 7’s response zone. The boundaries of the Fire Station include the county line to the north, Old Dixie Hwy. to the east (including some portions of St. Lucie Village area); the St. Lucie County International Airport lies in the southern portion of the Zone, and Interstate I-95 to the west. The response zone also covers Interstate 95 from the county line south to approximately the 133-mile marker.