June 10, 2019
Prince George, VA – New Fire & EMS Station 7 Gives Some Residents Opportunity to Save on Homeowners Insurance
Prince George residents within five road miles of 11800 Moody Road are encouraged to contact their insurance company as the County has officially opened Station 7 on Route 10 and Moody Road. Some homeowners could see significant decreases in their annual premiums.
The 10,300 square foot fire and ems station went in-service on June 9th with an Engine, an Ambulance, and a Tanker to begin improving service delivery to that part of the County.
“We are excited to expand our partnership between our career and volunteer responders with this combination station allowing us to work together, train together, and live together to ensure we can provide the best response possible to our citizen’s needs” said Owens.
While the focus of this station is to protect the citizens, there have also been components to protect emergency response personnel. This is the first fire and EMS station in the Commonwealth of Virginia that has a detoxification room designed to expel and excrete the toxic carcinogens encountered while battling fires, from the bodies of firefighters. With roughly 15 minutes of use, this system will not only limit the smell of smoke on a firefighter’s skin but it reduces the likelihood of taking those contaminates to clean parts of the station or to the firefighters’ homes and their family members.
The implementation of this detoxification unit is now the second phase of the department’s cancer mitigation program with a goal of reducing exposure to cancer causing agents.
This station also has a state of the art alerting system that will notify responders quicker than before and get them heading towards the response vehicles while seeing and hearing the incident information.