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New station to bring modern firefighting to York County

York County officials prepared for the ground breaking with an original 1955 York County fire engine and a modern truck behind them. (WYDaily/Photo courtesy of York County)
York County officials prepared for the ground breaking with an original 1955 York County fire engine and a modern truck behind them. (WYDaily/Photo courtesy of York County)

York County fire safety is getting a modern update as officials broke ground for a new fire station Monday.

“This new fire station is designed to support the operations of a modern day fire and rescue system.  It will accommodate the most modern equipment and offer the safest and most efficient response times,” said Sheila Noll, chairman on the board of supervisors.

Fire Station No. 1 will be an 18,000-square-foot building that will replace the older station on Route 17 in Yorktown. The current Fire Station No. 1 is almost 60 years old, with outdated equipment and improper sizing for modern fire and rescue machinery, according to a release from the county.

The groundbreaking on Monday is the start of a project that is scheduled to last through summer of 2019.  

“Our department will benefit from a more efficient facility that can better serve our community and better accommodates the highly trained and dedicated staff who will operate out of the fire station,” said Stephen P. Kopczynski, the fire chief in York County.

Alexa Doiron
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Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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