WILLIAMSBURG — This week, the City of Williamsburg Fire Department, along with retirees and new staff, gathered to pose for a photo to bid farewell to its current fire station, located on 444 North Boundary Street.
The City’s fire department has been preparing for the demolition of its current fire station for several weeks. Locals driving near the Municipal Building may have noticed a big tent in its parking lot. This tent measures 24 feet tall, 50 feet wide, and 60 feet long with an additional extension planned to add 20-more feet to its length.
The tent is being used to house the fire station’s emergency vehicles while the current fire station is demolished, and while the new station is built on the same site.
Fire Administration has moved its operation to the third floor of the Municipal Building. During the day, fire personnel will be working out of some of the Public Works & Utilities buildings located behind the Municipal Building. These buildings have been repurposed for fire personnel use.
According to a City of Williamsburg January newsletter, “Demolition of the current fire station is expected to begin March.”
Along with these new developments, the Williamsburg Fire Department is hiring new firefighters. Additional information can be found on the City of Williamsburg website.
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