Construction of the new fire station on Fourth Street, near downtown Sarasota, is nearing completion. What grabbed my attention about this scene, as I was driving by, was the American flag temporarily planted in a plastic green bucket, awaiting the arrival of a permanent flap pole. I love this creative way of flying the flag. The city actually has not had a fire department since the 1990's when it was consolidated with Sarasota County. This station has been in the works for years and is expected to open in September.