Ivy Fire Station

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The Ivy Fire Station opened on July 1, 2013. It aims to decrease response times in the Ivy community, which is the most densely populated rural area in Albemarle County.[1]

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The Ivy Fire Station is located in a warehouse owned by the University of Virginia on Route 250 between the University of Virginia Medical Center's Northridge Medical Park and Volvo of Charlottesville.[2] The 5,800 square foot station has two full-size apparatus bays, a kitchen, an operations office, a fitness room, and sleeping quarters. The station will be staffed by a crew of career and volunteer firefighters to operate one 24-hour fire engine and a daytime ambulance.[3] Originally, the station was planned to be 7,000 square feet with six crew members, two fire engines, and an ambulance.[4]

The fire station cost $1.95 million to design, build, and furnish. Another $925,000 paid for the fire engine, ambulance, and other apparatus.[5]

County officials said more 500 homes in Ivy area will see their response times decrease dramatically when the station is complete.[6]


Coordinates:Erioll world.svg.png 38°03′09″N 78°33′01″W / 38.052408°N 78.550251°W / 38.052408; -78.550251


  1. Web. Albemarle EMS increases services in Ivy, 29 north areas, Staff, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, 9 July 2013, retrieved 10 July 2013.
  2. Web. Ivy Fire Station, official site, Albemarle County, retrieved February 24, 2011.
  3. Web. New Ivy Fire Rescue Station Improves Response Times, NBC 29, 9 July 2013, retrieved 10 July 2013.
  4. Web. Staff Report for November 15, 2011 Planning Commission Meeting, David Benish, County of Albemarle, retrieved November 15, 2011.
  5. Web. Ivy Station Fact Sheet, June 2013, retrieved 12 July 2013.
  6. Web. Officials say Ivy Fire Station should greatly improve response times, Megan Davis, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, 9 Apr 2012, retrieved 10 Apr 2012.