Built in 1984, station 9 and is located on a barrier island with only one roadway to Fort Pierce and Indian River County. It is unique in that the railroad tracks and the drawbridge offers complete isolation from additional St. Lucie County Fire District resources. With well-established landing zones and communication with Indian River County, mutual aid can be rendered if needed. The response area includes 42 multistory structures, several townhouse developments, and a large mobile home park, along with a host of single-family dwellings, and a small number of commercial occupancies, including a sewage treatment plant. In addition to coastline and inter-coastal shoreline, there are many highly trafficked state parks, boat ramps, and marinas within station 9’s response zone. The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum is also located in the response area.