Originally housed in a prefabricated building, the current station 13 was built in 2003. It is the only station in the county with a lighted helicopter-landing pad for aero-medical transports. The response zone is comprised of 25 square miles. It includes a combination of residential dwellings, assisted living facilities, limited commercial areas and a recreational city park. The residential areas in the zone consist of several waterfront-gated developments. Directly across from the station is the 94,000 square foot Shoppes of Veranda Falls; this commercial shopping area is anchored by Publix and includes a mix of shops, restaurants, banks and services. Fire Station 13 is located next to the Florida’s Turnpike Becker Road exit to allow for quick response to incidents that occur on Florida’s Turnpike.