Fontaine Ave. Fire Station Opens with a Grand Celebration

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email

May 10, 2014

The Charlottesville Fire and Rescue squad officially has a new place to call home as the Fontaine Avenue Station holds its grand opening.

The new facility will house members of the Charlottesville Fire Department, the Charlottesville-Albemarle rescue squad and offices for the Charlottesville police department.

Members of the community were able to take a tour around the new building at Saturday’s special event.

“What's really unique about this is that it's not only a fire station, but it's also a training center,” says Chief Charles Werner of the fire department. “We can do everything in this fire station that we couldn't do before, except for a live fire.”

“That allows us to train 24 hours a day, 365 days a year because we have the ability to train inside.”

This is the first new fire department for Charlottesville in the past 50 years.

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