Fire Station 5 Opens - 01/18/01
The James City County Fire Department would like to announce that the new fire station located at 3201 Monticello Avenue in the Greensprings area of the County is now open.
The Fire Station was officially staffed at 8 p.m. on Friday, January 12. This station is the firth fire station in James City County. Station 5 is a brick structure built on a four-acre lot located on a portion of Monticello Avenue that is now under construction between Centerville Road and John Tyler Highway. The station is equipped with a Pumper Fire Truck and is staffed with a 3 to 4 person crew 24 hours a day. The pumper truck (Engine 51) is staffed with a minimum of one Advanced Life Support qualified EMT at all times. This gives Engine 51 the status of being an Advanced Life Support Engine Company. Engine 51 will be responding to all Fire and EMS calls in its response district. The area or district served by Station 5 includes the following subdivisions; Greensprings, First Colony, Governor's Land, Patriot Colony, Drummond's Field, Fernbrook, Fieldcrest, Powhatan Secondary, and the southern area of Ford's Colony. Major roads served by Station 5 include News Road, Monticello Avenue, Centerville Road, Greensprings Road, and Brickbat Road. (See attached Map image file). The addition of this fire station will reduce the response time for Fire and EMS units in this portion of the County.
“The TAF Group”, a Tidewater architectural firm that has extensive experience in Fire Station Design, designed Fire Station 5. The construction firm of Strickland & Wilson from Newport News, constructed the building. The station occupies 6,544 square feet and includes space for up to four Fire and EMS Apparatus. This Fire Station also has a meeting room that will be accessible to groups within the community. The James City County Police Department will have a field office in the building. The Station has state-of-the-art communication capabilities along with 100% emergency power backup. A fire sprinkler system has been installed in the building, affording fire protection to the building even while the crews are out of the building answering emergency calls.
Fire Station 5 represents a one million dollar investment I the public safety of this community. The building is open and we invite citizens to stop by for a tour.