City of Alexandria Completes New Station 203
For Immediate Release: June 19, 2021
With a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning, the City of Alexandria celebrated the completion of the replacement project for Station 203 located at 2801 Cameron Mills Road. The construction project began in spring 2019, and first responders returned to the facility in March 2021.
“I am proud of this state-of-the-art facility, which will better support modern fire and EMS apparatus, equipment, and operations, with capacity for special service units,” said City Manager Mark Jinks. “This modernized station is a sound investment in the safety of our community.”
The new station is a two-story structure, measuring approximately 15,000 square feet, and replaces the original station built in 1948. This up-to-date facility is equipped with three operational bays to house a fire engine, ladder truck, medic unit and all required personnel, including a safety officer. Living quarters, kitchen and exercise amenities support up to 12 staff who will live on-site during their 24-hour shifts.
“This project was made possible by the Alexandria Fire Department’s unwavering commitment to providing the highest quality emergency response for our community and the best accommodations for our first responders,” said Fire/EMS Chief Corey Smedley. “We appreciate everyone involved in completing this project and the community’s patience throughout the construction process.”
Originally proposed as part of the City's Capital Improvement Program in 2006, the Station 203 project included construction of a temporary station, new construction of the permanent station, and demolition and removal of the previous and temporary stations.
Visit the Station 203 project webpage for more information, including a virtual tour of the station.
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