The newest and largest fire station in Virginia Beach now known as Town Center Station 7 or to some “Headquarters” opened its doors in April of 2014. The location of the new building located on Columbus St. next door to the post office was strategically placed in close proximity to the ever growing Town Center High Rise district. In the event of a high rise incident 3 apparatus will be able to respond to this area in minutes. The 2 story 24, 500 square foot LEED Certified building houses Engine 7, a 1500 GPM pumper relocated from the existing fire station on Thalia Rd, a newly acquired 100 ft. aerial platform recently placed into service, a Technical Rescue Truck relocated from CO 10 on Providence rd. which specializes in rope rescue, confined space, vehicle extrication as well as Hazmat incidents. Safety 1 has also relocated from Fire Station 3 to a more centralized location of the city for shortened response times. The second floor of the building is now the administrative offices for the department which relocated from the courthouse area in May of 2014.
The existing station built in the 1950's, is now a Historical Register in the City of Virginia. Beach. It is currently under a complete renovation to be utilized by the Department of EMS for ambulance response upon its completion.