April 2018 : Division of Fire’s Short Pump Firehouse 19
It seems like it wasn’t long ago that the county secured a construction contract to begin breaking ground on Firehouse 19. It was in October 2016 that the work started with a completion goal of early spring 2018. March 3 marked the official date Firehouse 19 became operational, with the exception of Truck 19. Just a year prior, Fire Medic 19 became operational and started its call volume while temporarily stationed at Firehouse 21.
Firehouse 19, located at 12324 Kain Road in Glen Allen, staffs 34 Division of Fire personnel to operate a fire medic, engine, and ladder truck. This Firehouse slightly differs from other County Firehouses, and firehouses most anywhere for that matter, consisting of features such as single-person bunkrooms and high-speed four-fold bay doors.