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Henrico to commemorate expanded Fire Station 13 on June 8

Henrico County will celebrate the expansion and renovation of Fire Station 13 with a ceremony and family-oriented activities Saturday, June 8 at the station, 12491 Church Road.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature a ribbon-cutting and a hose-uncoupling, as well as remarks by members of the Board of Supervisors and other county officials. The activities also will include tours of the station, food and a fire truck inflatable bouncer for children.

Fire Station 13 opened in 1986, with 5,445 square feet of space and two vehicle bays. A $3.2 million project approved by voters in the 2005 bond referendum expanded the station to 8,753 square feet, with three vehicle bays.

The station offers sleeping quarters for 13 firefighters per shift, a large kitchen area and day room, exercise room, training room and 4½ bathrooms. It is home to Engine 13, Squad 13, and Medic 13 and is assigned 31 firefighters, 10 per shift plus a station captain.

The renovation and expansion project was designed under the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED. Henrico is pursuing LEED Silver certification for the project.

For details about the dedication, call Henrico Fire at (804) 501-4900 or visit http://www.co.henrico.va.us/fire
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