New Fire Station Brings Firefighters and ALS Care to West End
(UPDATE 1:28 PM): Adjusted wording in ALS section about Fire Station 210. Thank you readers!
Alexandria Fire Chief Robert Dube, along with Mayor Euille and the City Council members officially opened Fire Station #210 in the Eisenhower West neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday. The ceremony featured remarks from Chief Dube, Mayor Bill Euille, as well as City Manager Mark Jinks.
Fire Station 210, a state-of-the-art, 45,000 square foot, three-story facility, entered service on April 1 in the Eisenhower Valley without any firefighters. The Alexandria City Council approved supplemental funding and the station is now fully operational. The EMS supervisor now stationed here provides ALS care as we mentioned previously. This allows the Fire Department to have ALS care available in 8 out of 10 stations – I’m told quicker than the Fire Department had anticipated in the Fire Chief’s Cross Training plan.
Before the new station, fires in the West End were fought by firefighters from stations in other areas of Alexandria as well as Fairfax County. The fire department says this new station will cut response times in West End significantly. With development being planned for the area in the coming years, the fire station was designed with the added development in mind.
Fire Station 210 also houses the Fire Protection Systems Office, the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus Service Center and has a community room available to the public. The facility has a robust training area for firefighters and recruits as well. The station also houses the foam needed to fight any ethanol-related fires at the Norfolk Southern Transloading Facility located nearby.
Welcome Fire Station 210!
You can view more photos from the ribbon-cutting ceremony at this link.