The time has finally come.
After more than 12 years of planning and budgeting, the Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue held the groundbreaking ceremony for Fire and Rescue Station 26.
The station, which will be located on Davis Ford Road in Woodbridge, will be a 17, 960 square foot facility with 24-hour staffing, an advanced life support ambulance, and brush truck, according to a release.
“This represents a major public safety improvement… 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,” said Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue Chief Kevin McGee.
Occoquan District Supervisor Ruth Anderson, who presides over the area where the station will be built, spoke at the ceremony about the importance of having the station in the neighborhood.
“I know the people living in … this corridor and beyond will really appreciate this additional service,” said Anderson.
Construction on the station is expected to begin this month, with an anticipated opening in 2017, according to a release.
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