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Albemarle Co. Enhancing Fire and Rescue Services


July 9, 2013

Albemarle Fire Rescue System has opened a new station in Ivy and has improved services north of Charlottesville.

The new Ivy Fire Rescue Station began operations on July 1 and is providing fire and emergency medical services coverage to areas of Albemarle County just west of Charlottesville, as well as support the fire rescue system throughout the area.

The Ivy station has a 24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week staffed fire engine and a daytime staffed ambulance.

"It's been pretty busy servicing the area around here as well as complementing the response to the rest of the county," fire chief Dan Eggleston said. "It's a component of the overall fire rescue system in Albemarle County, but it's been very busy."

The personnel at the new station are made up of a mix of career and volunteer service providers not unlike other fire and EMS stations throughout the County.

Also at the beginning of the month, EMS was enhanced in the busy Route 29 North area with their ambulance crew expanding to providing 24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week service.


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