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113 Tewning Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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Fire Station 1 - James City - Bruton Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad

September 2015

Scope of Work

The James City - Bruton Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad in Toano was originally built on the former Toano High School site. The existing fire station will be replaced with a new 21,791 SF station consisting of five, pull-through, double loaded apparatus bays for emergency vehicles, an adjacent tower for training and hose drying, a large training room and an adjacent commercial kitchen to serve the public during community meetings. Site improvements include an emergency vehicle return drive aisle, relocated fueling station, relocated metal storage building, additional parking and an improved on-site stormwater management system. In addition, built-in training elements throughout the facility will provide on-site training opportunities, minimizing the need for costly off-site training. New administrative offices will be included for the volunteer firefighters, career firefighters and rescue squad. The bunk space will accommodate up to 20 individuals on a typical night. Upon completion of the new facility, the existing station will be razed. This project was designed and will be constructed for LEED Silver certification.


Architectural Design - Completed
Civil Engineering Design - Completed

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Fire Station building 2 FS1 Sept 2015 picture 1
fire station 1 building FS1 July 9 2015 Pic 1
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building completing
constructing roofing
April 24, 2015 Photo FS April 24, 2015 photo
April 24, 2015 photo FS1 April 2 2015 Photo 3
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Sept 3 2014 FS 1
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Existing Metal Building
FS 1 Sept 3 2014
Existing Building
Sept 3, 2014 FS 1
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Commissioning Agent - Ongoing
Bidding Phase - Completed
Construction Phase - Start July 2014

Budget   $6.3M Approved

Guernsey-Tingle/SCN Architects - $439,700
Current payout and percent completed: $378,264 – 86 percent
AES Consulting Engineers: $96,462
Current payout and percent completed: $93,210 – 96.6 percent
A.R. Chesson Construction Co., Inc.: $5,551,877.52
Current payout and percent completed: $2,528,738.29 – 45.5 percent
Additional Services: $236,107.38

Land Acquisition

Crawford Parcel - $390,000
Sale of residence and remaining land - $285,000
Additional Services - $1,600.50

(Note:  Land acquisition is not included in the $6.3M project budget.)


  • Existing building evaluation completed, design teams selected
  • Crawford Property land acquisition completed
  • Planning Commission recommendation and BOS SUP and rezoning approval on Oct. 8, 2013 for the former Crawford Parcel and the JCSA Well Facility
  • General Contractor selected and contract completed with A.R. Chesson Construction Co., Inc.
  • Site Plan Approval granted July 15, 2014 (JCC Case No. SP-0115-2013)
  • Land Disturbing Permit, VSMP Permit and Building Permit issued
  • Existing fuel island and underground tanks removed  
  • On-site utilities relocated and tested
  • LEED construction certification requirements prepared and kick-off meeting held
  • County sold former Crawford residential property with adjusted boundary lines


Next Steps

  • Complete electrical and plumbing rough-ins integral with CMU walls, floor slabs and metal stud framing
  • Complete steel structure erection, metal stud trusses, and placement of metal decking
  • Install wood windows
  • Complete air-barrier system on exterior walls
  • Install brick veneer upon completion of air barrier installation
  • Install shingles and flat roof to dry-in fire station
  • Install fiber cement fascia boards
  • Pour footers for patio area


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