Art in Public Places commissioned Lars Stanley to help design and create public art as part of the renovation project for Firestation #17. Because of Stanley's experience as a child, losing a house due to fire, he wanted to honor the courage of these men and women. Fire and the Heart, located on front facade and courtyard, incorporates many firefighter images into his design including an abstract figure of a fireman on the front gate and lighting scones that look like helmets.

Installed, 1990