New home for Fire Administration – The County’s Fire Administration and Fire/EMS Training Center recently moved to 5077 John Tyler Hwy. The 10,000 square feet facility previously served as the Law Enforcement Center.
Fire Administration, Fire Support Services, EMS Training, Fire Training and the Fire Marshal’s office are all located in the renovated and remodeled space.
In recognition of the County’s commitment towards energy efficiency, the facility will qualify for certification in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program.
What about the cat? – You’re taking the steps needed to prepare your home and family for a hurricane, but what about your pets?
National Night Out – On Aug. 7, County neighborhoods are invited to join forces with over 15,000 communities nationwide for the 29th Annual National Night Out.
During the evening, residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on porch lights and spend the evening outdoors with neighbors and police. Many neighborhoods are already making plans for block parties, cookouts and visits from officers and McGruff the Crime Dog. To arrange for officers to attend your community event, call 757-603-6023 or email by July 31.
Cooling assistance available – Applications for cooling assistance will be accepted through Aug. 15. The program provides purchase or repair of cooling equipment and/or payment for electricity to operate cooling equipment.
To be eligible, a household must contain at least one vulnerable individual who is age 60 or over, disabled, or under age 6. The maximum gross monthly income (before taxes) for one person is $1,211 and $2,498 for a household of four. Assistance is based on the availability of funds. For more information, visit the website or call 757-259-3100.
Stay safe while staying cool - Swimming in local rivers and lakes and at local beaches can be a great way to cool down and have fun, but don’t dive in just yet.
The Virginia Department of Health tests bacteria levels at over 40 different beaches between May and September. High levels indicate that the water may be contaminated by human or animal waste, which can in turn cause gastrointestinal illnesses and infections. For more information, visit the Virginia Department of Health’s website.
Happy Independence Day! Visit the County’s website for the complete list of closings.
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