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Groundbreaking Held for New Prince William Fire & Rescue Station

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments | News
Photo of fire fighters attending ground breaking. Photo provided by Prince William County Government.

Photo of fire fighters attending ground breaking. Photo provided by Prince William County Government.

Adapted from an article submitted by Prince William County Government 

Prince William County’s Department of Fire and Rescue held a groundbreaking ceremony for Fire and Rescue Station 26, which will open on Davis Ford Road in 2017.

Chief Kevin McGee said that after more than 12 years of planning, budgeting and hard work, the groundbreaking marked a significant moment for the department of fire and rescue.

“This represents a major public safety improvement,” McGee said of the station. “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.”

The new 17,960-square-foot station will include 24-hour staffing for an engine, an advanced life support ambulance and a brush truck.

Occoquan District Supervisor Ruth Anderson (R) spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony, saying 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,” Anderson said.

She noted the initial phase of the project involved bringing together many people from county planning, public works and the fire departments. Additionally, former Prince William Supervisor Mike May (R) and Supervisor Marty Nohe (R) visited with surrounding neighbors to get input and keep them aware of the plans for the new station.

“It’s very, very important to our neighbors,” said Anderson. “The people that live along this corridor are very, very pleased to see the beginnings of this station.”

More information about Fire and Rescue is available at www.pwcgov.org/fire.

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