What used to be called "Lucky 7" is now nicknamed "The Pride of Downtown" due to the new highrise area in Town Center. Town Center is the new main attraction known for its restaurants, hotels, and nightlife. Station 7 is on facebook under "Thalia Fire Station VBFD Company 7". Company 7 is not a specialty station like technical rescue at Co. 10 or the boat team out of Co. 1. It is, however, a station that responds to a variety of interesting calls. Co. 7 "B" shift once arrived on the scene of a man stuck in the range hood at Harold's restaurant. He was attempting to rob the restaurant.
Not only was the Thalia Fire Station built in the 1950's, but it is now a Historical Register in the city of Va. Beach. A Chevy 6400 was purchased from Kline Chevrolet in Norfolk, VA in 1951 when the volunteer fire department was formed. The total cost was $6,250.00. The truck stayed in service until 1970 when it was sold to Pantego, NC Volunteer FD. It was brought back to Thalia in 2002.
Salvage 8 was housed at Co. 7 for many years, but was recently purchased and is no longer there.
Company 7 houses a Pierce Quantum with a TAK 4 independent front suspension. It is an extremely smooth and comfortable ride. It stands at 9' 9" and its length is 30' 8".