Thursday, January 10, 2013
The current Herndon Fire Station 4 will be demolished and replaced with a new facility.
Fairfax County is applying for a special exception permit for a temporary fire station facility in downtown Herndon as the original Herndon Fire Station 4 is demolished and rebuilt. The Herndon Town Council heard more about the application at its Tuesday night work session. The temporary fire station will be located on the property of Horn Motors at 791 Elden Street. In addition to the temporary fire station, the property will also be the construction staging area for the permanent station, which will be built at 680 Spring Street. The architectural front of the temporary station will face Locust Street. The temporary site will include a 2,683-square-foot modular facility that will include a kitchen, living area, locker rooms and sleeping …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Emergency personnel help residents compile strategies, emergency kits.
Members of the Fairfax County Fire Department from Herndon Station 4 as well as officers from the Herndon Police Department came out on Sunday to talk to community members about being prepared for emergencies. Jackie Johnson, a professional organizer known as the Or/gan/iz/er, hosted the event and showed attendees how to put together their own emergency preparation kits. The event was held at JJ Deli. Capt. Kerwin McNamara told attendees local fire stations are preparing for Fire Prevention Week, which begins October 7. This year's theme is Two Ways Out, he said. Every family should make sure in the event of a fire they know of two ways they can escape, McNamara said. He said they refer to this as rabbit ready, because rabbits always …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Jackie Johnson, a professional organizer, will demonstrate how to create an emergency kit and more.
Are you prepared for an emergency? Professional Organizer Jackie Johnson wants to help make sure Herndon area residents are ready in the case of an emergency — from power outages to hurricanes. Her notion of ensuring that people have what they need in an emergency began with Sept. 11, she said. Johnson was a teacher when Sept. 11 occurred, and after the incident, she went straight to JJ Deli, the restaurant she and her husband own at the Herndon Centennial Golf Course, she said. She asked herself how they could help others. After contacting the Arlington Red Cross, she and her husband worked assembly-line style to make boxed lunches for the volunteers at the Pentagon. “Food is comfort,” she said. “People always need food.” The event helped…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The new fire station will include underground parking, three bays which will hold four vehicles, larger women’s facilities, fitness facilities, a decontamination area and more.
The Herndon Town Council unanimously approved an ordinance rezoning the Herndon Fire Station, located at 680 Spring St., on Tuesday night. Fairfax County has plans to rebuild the station, which is more than 60 years old. The .26-acre site will be rezoned from central commercial to planned development – downtown. Teresa Lepe, chief of the county’s building design branch, said the current station is one of the oldest in the county’s system, constructed in 1950. She said call volumes at the station have increased in the last 20 years and will continue to do so. The current 8,000-square-foot building will be demolished and replaced with a 15,000-square-foot building, which will include underground parking, three bays which will hold four …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Construction will begin on a new fire station for Herndon in the spring of 2013.
Friday, February 3, 2012
For years Fairfax County has debated where to move Herndon's central fire station on Spring Street, but after looking at more than 30 alternate locations the decision was made to rebuild on the same site. According to the Fairfax Times, the county will tear down and rebuild Station No. 4, located at 680 Spring St., and the project will cost $11 million. The funding for the project was approved by voters in a bond referendum last November. The station is the county's oldest existing fire station. County officials said the station is outdated, too small for equipment such as ladder trucks, and doesn't have separate living quarters for the male and female firefighters. Construction on the project is expected to begin in the spring of 2013…