Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for New Fire and Rescue Station

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Station 26 groundbreaking

Station 26 groundbreaking

Prince William County’s Department of Fire and Rescue Chief Kevin McGee said that after more than 12 years of planning, budgeting, community meetings and hard work, the groundbreaking ceremony for Fire and Rescue Station 26 marked a significant moment for the department.

“This represents a major public safety improvement,” McGee said of the station on Davis Ford Road that is scheduled to open in 2017. “We’ll be responding to hundreds and thousands of calls when it opens and for years to come. There’s going to be lives saved. There’s going to be pain and suffering that’s going to be reduced. There’s going to be property that’s going to be conserved because of the women and men that will be serving our community at this new station.”

Occoquan District Supervisor Ruth Anderson spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony and said there had been a “void” in the mid-county area that would be filled by the new station. “I know the people living in … this corridor and beyond will really appreciate this additional service.”

The new 17,960-square-foot station will include 24-hour staffing for an engine, an advanced life support ambulance and a brush truck that will serve to keep the area safe.

During the process of getting the project going, people from the county planning, public works and the fire departments, former Prince William Supervisor Mike May and Supervisor Marty Nohe visited with surrounding neighbors to get input and keep them aware of the plans for the new station, Anderson said. “It’s very, very important to our neighbors… The people that live along this corridor are very, very pleased to see the beginnings of this station.”

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