Original fire station 6 was built in 1975. In 2008, a more modern fire station was built to house more personnel and equipment to handle the increased call volume and responsibilities. Station 6 response area is a mix of residential and commercial as well as an abundance of high hazard facilities including fertilizer plants, LP gas distribution, the new Treasure Coast Energy Center, PVC manufacturing, as well as the Wal-Mart distribution center and Tropicana. The response zone also includes nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and drug rehabilitation centers. There are five academic schools in the area as well. Fire Station 6 responds to both North and South US Highway 1, the Florida’s Turnpike, and Interstate 95. Station 6 is part of a dual response special operations team that responds to any, and all special operations calls in the county.