Officials from the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and County Administration joined first responders, residents and other local leaders on Thursday, November 4th, 2021, for the official Grand Opening and Dedication Ceremony for the new fire and rescue station in Lucketts.
The Lucketts Fire and Rescue Station is located at 42429 Lucketts Road on a 14-acre parcel immediately adjacent to the old Lucketts Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station, which was built in 1960. The 18,000 square foot facility houses an Engine, Ambulance and Tanker that are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Lucketts Station is also home to the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Swiftwater Rescue Team.
Assistant County Administrator Erin McLellan emceed the event with Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis Randall, Catoctin District Supervisor Caleb Kershner, Lucketts Volunteer Fire Company Chief Robert Gant and System Chief Keith Johnson addressing the crowd. Each speaker touted the hard work of all the County agencies involved in the construction and opening of the Lucketts Fire and Rescue Station No. 10 and thanked all of Loudoun’s first responders for their service.
The new Lucketts Fire and Rescue Station features a one-story design. Programmatic elements have been organized and configured to provide staff with a modern, safe, and functional facility that will allow for quick emergency response. The station includes four pull-through apparatus bays, seven two-person bunk rooms, a training room, restrooms, showers, kitchen and dining areas, supply storage, gear storage area, fitness room, offices, and a repair shop.
In lieu of a ribbon cutting, Fire and Rescue personnel and County leadership participated in a traditional “uncoupling ceremony” replacing the standard ribbon and scissors with two sections of fire hose.