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Firehouse 20 now open in Henrico County

HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) – Henrico county has gotten slightly safer with the grand opening of a brand new Firehouse which is now open for service.

On Saturday, Jan. 28, the Henrico County Division of Hearth got here along with neighborhood members to rejoice the grand opening of Firehouse 20 at 8521 Willis Street.

“Firehouse 20 represents Henrico County’s ongoing dedication to worker well being, citizen security, and sustainable infrastructure,” mentioned Interim Hearth Chief Jackson Baynard. “It additionally represents an funding in a county that’s rising and thriving.”

With design and development assist from Henrico Hearth Capital Tasks Supervisor Chuck Phan and Phil Russel with Henrico Basic Companies, Firehouse 20 has change into Henrico’s twenty second firehouse, with a twenty third deliberate for the County’s East Finish.

“Firehouse 20 was made attainable as a result of a number of folks with a number of concepts got here collectively as one workforce with one mission,” Baynard mentioned. “It’s that type of forward-thinking and collaboration that displays the spirit of our neighborhood. The Division of Hearth is grateful to have the ability to develop alongside our neighbors.”

The 12,795 sq. ft Firehouse contains a day room, health room, kitchen, bunk rooms, and assembly area. The equipment bay has 4 doorways and is house to an engine and a medic.

Henrico’s latest firehouse additionally has an infrastructure that promotes firefighter well-being and improves emergency response occasions, and is LEED licensed (Management in Power and Environmental Design).

“After we checked out putting a firehouse right here, we projected our crews could be fairly energetic, and that’s precisely what we’ve seen,” mentioned Battalion Chief Michael Roth. “The Staples Mill and Parham hall is without doubt one of the busiest areas within the county. This firehouse is strategically positioned to deal with the rising 911 name quantity.”

For the reason that opening of Firehouse 20 on Wednesday, Jan. 4, the station has averaged ten calls a day.


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