The Blackwater Fire Station is located in the rural southwestern section of the City of Virginia Beach. The building was constructed in 1947 and was the site of the Blackwater Volunteer Fire Department. It has a large response area that includes a small section of Gibbs Woods in Currituck County, North Carolina. This station provides Fire and EMS services 24 hours.
The Blackwater Fire Station is staffed by four career FF/EMTS and is also the home base for the Blackwater Volunteer Rescue Squad. The Blackwater Volunteer Rescue Squad staffs their ambulance or responds to the station to pick up the ambulance and available manpower.
The station currently houses Engine 13, which is a 2010 Pierce Quantum with a 1500 GMP pump and a 1000 gallon water tank, Engine 36, a 1984 Emergency One that was refurbished in 1999, has a 1500 GMP pump and a 750 gallon water tank with a Class A foam system, and Brush 13, which is a 2006 Ford F350 4X4 equipped with a 200 gallon water tank and a brush pump. The Blackwater Volunteer Rescue Squad has a 2001 E450 Ford ambulance.
The Blackwater Fire Station also provides many opportunities to view and interact with the local wildlife. It is not uncommon to see deer, fox, and raccoons in the rear yard of the station and snakes and spiders, venomous and common. It is only natural that the Blackwater Fire Station has earned the nickname “The Wild Kingdom.” If you are ever in the area, stop by and we will give you a tour.