Warren County Officials Break Ground on New Rivermont Fire Station
The County of Warren, Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Services and Rivermont Volunteer Fire and Rescue held a groundbreaking ceremony on the new Rivermont Community Replacement Fire and Rescue Station on Thursday, June 13, 2019.
Fire Chief Richard E. Mabie, County Administrator Doug Stanley, Supervisors Dan Murray & Archie Fox, and Rivermont Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department President Ashley Woodall, made remarks to members of the community, current and former volunteer members of the fire and rescue system, county staff and Town of Front Royal leadership.
Fire Chief Mabie stated, “Today is an exciting day for our fire and rescue family. This has been a long 10 year project for many of us here today and it is great to see dirt finally moving to make way for this new station.”
The 15,250 square foot facility will offer 3 drive through bays, overnight accommodations and additional space to support the countywide fire and EMS response system and volunteer station needs for a projected 50-year life span. The facility will also offer a community meeting space which will also serve as the Fork District polling/voting location and fundraising space for the volunteer organization.
The joint capital improvement project was developed to meet the critical needs of the Rivermont community and to address the safety concerns around the existing station’s deteriorating conditions. In addition, the existing station is not adequate to support career staffing, overnight volunteer staffing activities, or the growing needs of the fire and rescue department.
*Photos courtesy of Warren County Fire & Rescue
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