James City County to dedicate Fire Station 2 in Grove area
Date: January 21, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ruth Richey, Communications Specialist
Phone: (757) 253-6864
James City County residents are invited to attend a dedication and open house on Saturday, February 5, at the new Fire Station 2, 8429 Pocahontas Trail. The dedication will be held at 10 a.m. at the $1.2 million fire station near Grove in the Roberts District. An open house with light refreshments will follow from 10:30 a.m. until noon.
"Fire Station 2 is an important facility for the County, and it's good that we now have a permanent facility for the benefit of the citizens and the Fire/EMS staff that will be working there," said Roberts District Supervisor Bruce C. Goodson.
"The building greatly improves the ability to deliver services in that area, with adequate space for assigned crews and greatly improved access to Pocahontas Trail," Fire Chief Richard Miller said. "It dramatically improves safety of the crews in the building and meets all the latest requirements."
R.D. Lambert & Son, Inc., recently completed construction and fire crews have moved into the 7,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility. The new fire station, which is approximately double the size of the former station, can accommodate crews of up to nine firefighters. It has two drive-through bays and can house larger fire apparatus. There are individual bunk rooms separate from work quarters, and the kitchen and day room are expanded and improved. Laundry and decontamination areas are also separate. An enclosed work room area will be used for small equipment maintenance. The building is also wired for high-speed Internet and connected by cable to the County's CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) System.
The new Fire Station 2 has dedicated office space for the Police Department. The office will not be staffed, but will be used by patrol officers for preparing reports and other functions. The former station, built in 1976 for temporary use, will be used for other County purposes.