Fire station 11 was constructed in 1986 to meet the growing demand for emergency services in the western portion of St. Lucie County. This station was needed to minimize the economic impact to the agricultural areas due to brush fires. It also serves to provide emergency ambulance service to an area of the county with the longest response and transport times. The response area is mostly rural and agricultural and is the largest in the county encompassing hundreds of square miles west of Glades Cut-Off and the Florida Turnpike, from the Martin County line all the way north to the Indian River County line. Though not in their zone, Station 11 is a backup station for many incidents on I95 and the Florida Turnpike.