Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue’s newest fire station, Station 26, had its ribbon cutting yesterday in Woodbridge.
The fire station opened for service on September 30 at 5026 Davis Ford Road.
“The station that you built will be here serving the citizens for generations to come. It’s likely the station that we’ve constructed will be operational for a minimum of 50 years, but more likely, as many as 100 years,” said Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue Chief Kevin McGee.
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The $11.2 million station is 18,000 square feet with three apparatus bays that will house engines and an Advanced Life Support (ALS) medic unit, according to a release.
The station offers sleeping quarters, a kitchen, dayroom, gym room, and offices for 27 individuals.
One feature of interest at the station for Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart is the classic fire pole.
“One thing I was really delighted to see is finally the return of the fire pole,” said Stewart.
Stewart also connected the opening of the fire station with the overall success of the community.
“This station is a great signal of the progress and prosperity that Prince William County is now enjoying,” said Stewart.
Supervisor Ruth Anderson, who lives in the neighborhood where the station is located, welcomed the station members to the community.
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