Officials from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and County Administration joined first responders, residents and other local leaders on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, for the official Grand Opening Ceremony for the newest of the county’s 20 fire and rescue stations.
The Kirkpatrick Farms Fire and Rescue Station is located at 41380 Gardenia Drive in Aldie on a 6.94-acre parcel of land. The 17,874 sq. foot facility houses an Engine, Advanced Life Support Ambulance and Tanker that are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
County Administrator Tim Hemstreet emceed the event with Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis Randall, Blue Ridge District Supervisor Tony Buffington and System Chief Keith Johnson addressing the crowd. Each speaker touted the hard work of all the county agencies involved in the construction and opening of Kirkpatrick Farms Fire and Rescue Station No. 27 and thanked all of the first responders that will call this station home.
In lieu of a ribbon cutting, Fire and Rescue personnel and county leadership participated in a traditional “uncoupling ceremony” replacing the standard ribbon and scissors with two sections of fire hose. A bronze plaque memorializing the dedication date, current Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and County Administration, along with the design team was presented to Chair Randall. The plaque will be permanently displayed at the lobby entrance of the Kirkpatrick Farms Fire and Rescue Station.
“The Kirkpatrick Farms station will provide round the clock emergency services to the residents and visitors of this rapidly growing corridor of Loudoun County,” stated Chief of the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System, Keith Johnson. “The addition of this station will increase emergency coverage and reduce response times to the new and existing housing developments, schools and businesses in this area.”