Fire chief promises to staff station without firefighters

The $15 million firehouse opened in April with paramedics, but no firefighters

The Washington Post

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Alexandria fire chief Robert C. Dubé told the Alexandria City Council Tuesday night that he is "very confident" that, by December, he will have firefighters and an engine in the new fire station, which opened without any firefighting crew.

The council released $1.295 million to allow the department to hire 20 more employees. Dubé said he expects to have a class of recruits starting training in September.

The $15 million, 45,000-square-foot facility along Eisenhower Avenue near the Van Dorn Metro station, known as Fire Station 210, opened in April with paramedics, but no firefighters.

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