Large, Eco-Friendly Fire Station Opens

From today's Metro section:

Fairfax County's newest and largest fire station opened yesterday on Lee Highway near the County Government Center.

Station 40, at the intersection of Legato Road, just east of Costco Plaza, began responding to calls at 7 a.m. The station covers more than 24,000 square feet, sits on about six acres and has five drive-through bays. In addition to 75 firefighters on three shifts, a hazardous materials unit will be assigned there. A grand opening has been scheduled for July 8.

The station is the first "green," or environmentally friendly, county building and uses energy-efficient heating and cooling, natural lighting, reflective roofing, recycled and non-toxic materials and a biological retention pond. The station was estimated to cost slightly more than $6 million.

By  |  June 13, 2006; 2:31 PM ET  | Category:  Public Safety
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