Inside the Fontaine Avenue Fire Stati...

Inside the Fontaine Avenue Fire Station - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

There are 20 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Aug 6, 2012, titled Inside the Fontaine Avenue Fire Station - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

The Fontaine Avenue Fire Station in Charlottesville will be the first fire station built in the city since 1961, and it's promising to be packed with lots of high tech features.

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Historian

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Aug 6, 2012
jogger wrote:
I get a warm and fuzzy feeling just knowing we have a new fire station.....what a waste...but then again tomorrows chefs need a training facility to perfect their craft...
It's a waste until the FD doesn't get to your house fast enough to save a loved one or keep your house from burning to the ground. When communities grow without growing the infrastructure around them tragedies occur.
Fireman Bob

Orange, VA

#3 Aug 6, 2012
Thanks,Dave.You are doing a wonderful job on this long needed project for the city.
Wow

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Aug 6, 2012
Does it really take 14 million to house trucks and crew? Seems like someone is trying to win a beauty contest. I am glad to see the station built but a price tag like that is ridiculous. Government is always good at spending or finding a reason why they need something that probably won't be needed except in a parade.

Does this building have a heliport too?
Rush Maddow

Palmyra, VA

#5 Aug 6, 2012
Wow wrote:
Does it really take 14 million to house trucks and crew? Seems like someone is trying to win a beauty contest. I am glad to see the station built but a price tag like that is ridiculous. Government is always good at spending or finding a reason why they need something that probably won't be needed except in a parade.
Does this building have a heliport too?
It's the lowest bidder, man. It's not like the folks choose to spend all that money. Or maybe they do just to rustle your jimmies.

I wish it did have a heliport, then I could watch you stew in your own juices.
Southern Birth

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Aug 6, 2012
Rush Maddow wrote:
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It's the lowest bidder, man. It's not like the folks choose to spend all that money. Or maybe they do just to rustle your jimmies.
I wish it did have a heliport, then I could watch you stew in your own juices.
You don't pay taxes do you.....
Susan

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Aug 6, 2012
Be glad when they finish this crap, the road does not need a fulltime cop blocking traffic. This wouldn't happen if a small business owner was putting up something, he would get fined for blocking the road. All this so uva can have five trucks respond everytime someone farts!
Amy McMahon

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Aug 6, 2012
Susan wrote:
Be glad when they finish this crap, the road does not need a fulltime cop blocking traffic. This wouldn't happen if a small business owner was putting up something, he would get fined for blocking the road. All this so uva can have five trucks respond everytime someone farts!
Hey genius,
The road was blocked because of the water main project that was happening in the area AND not because of the construction of the fire house. Maybe, if you read the news more often, you would know!
Amy McMahon

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Aug 6, 2012
jogger wrote:
I get a warm and fuzzy feeling just knowing we have a new fire station.....what a waste...but then again tomorrows chefs need a training facility to perfect their craft...
Say that and watch one of your family members' home, your own home, and your friends' home get burnt to the ground because of a "slow response"then we will see who will be laughing.

FYI- The current station 10 is located on Ivy Rd by the bypass. The headquarter is located on Ridge St. Station 1 is located on 250-bypass. From any of the three city stations, it would take approximately 8-10minutes to get the area currently.
reality bites

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Aug 6, 2012
Gee nice stuff but its location was decided by an idiot. The choices of routes to different locations is severely limited which means its almost worthless. It was probably one of those sweetheart deals made all the time, the city bought the land from a good ole boy and somebody got their pockets lined. Taxpayers get ripped off all the time.
What A Waste

Mineral, VA

#11 Aug 6, 2012
I don't understand why Charlottesville needs this. A 40,000 square foot 14 million dollar fire house and training facility...give me a break! We already blew a ton of money on a worthless ladder truck. I guess we need to wait for the SNL building to go up in flames to put that sucker to use!! 14 million on a fire house while Belmont bridge literally crumbles beneath us...City Council really needs to get their priorities straight.
Rush Maddow

Washington, DC

#12 Aug 6, 2012
Southern Birth wrote:
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You don't pay taxes do you.....
Of course not -I'm a businessman.
Suzy Sueall

Midlothian, VA

#13 Aug 6, 2012
reality bites wrote:
Gee nice stuff but its location was decided by an idiot. The choices of routes to different locations is severely limited which means its almost worthless. It was probably one of those sweetheart deals made all the time, the city bought the land from a good ole boy and somebody got their pockets lined. Taxpayers get ripped off all the time.
Bad location? That's a good location.
It is next to the bypass which lets them go east toward town, or south toward North Garden. It also allows them to get on the interstate. Also, once the JPA bridge opens, it will allow them access to the south-side of time in a couple minutes.
pt Barnum

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Aug 9, 2012
Suzy Sueall wrote:
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Bad location? That's a good location.
It is next to the bypass which lets them go east toward town, or south toward North Garden. It also allows them to get on the interstate. Also, once the JPA bridge opens, it will allow them access to the south-side of time in a couple minutes.
Like most people your thinking is backwards, you have to look at where you could be to make the biggest impact, not how fast it takes to get there. Look at a map of Cville and exiting fire and rescue units and any fool could come up with a better location. But then you have to consider cronyism, that narrows down locations considerably and you end up with this.
Becky Kerns

Warrenton, VA

#15 Aug 9, 2012
Is anyone else floored that the Dalai Lama speaks for FREE and the ticket prices at the Pavilion for the event in Oct are $200,$100,$75,$50 and $25 for the lawn!!!

I can not believe that some persons or groups of people are going to make Mega Bucks off a man of God who give his message for FREE!!!!! And now, those of us who would have loved to hear and see him speak are SOL!!!
Native

Esmont, VA

#16 Aug 9, 2012
Becky Kerns wrote:
Is anyone else floored that the Dalai Lama speaks for FREE and the ticket prices at the Pavilion for the event in Oct are $200,$100,$75,$50 and $25 for the lawn!!!
I can not believe that some persons or groups of people are going to make Mega Bucks off a man of God who give his message for FREE!!!!! And now, those of us who would have loved to hear and see him speak are SOL!!!
The tickets are on sale Becky!
Amy McMahon

Warren, MI

#17 Aug 15, 2012
pt Barnum wrote:
<quoted text>Like most people your thinking is backwards, you have to look at where you could be to make the biggest impact, not how fast it takes to get there. Look at a map of Cville and exiting fire and rescue units and any fool could come up with a better location. But then you have to consider cronyism, that narrows down locations considerably and you end up with this.
Give me a suggestion then!
reality bites

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Aug 16, 2012
Amy McMahon wrote:
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Give me a suggestion then!
Lets get back to basics, we have a firehouse right on Ridge St, but no rescue squad there, why is that? Don't know? The last mayor told me face to face it was a turf war. The reality? fire engines respond to emergencies and those in need have to wait an extra 5 to 10 minutes for the rescue squad to come all the way from 250. That means anyone needing immediate transport has to wait. So, where is the commitment to public service when you have egos running the show? There is no real sense of public service when you have old fat white guys running the show. Its disgusting.
Orr

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Dec 16, 2013
jogger wrote:
I get a warm and fuzzy feeling just knowing we have a new fire station.....what a waste...but then again tomorrows chefs need a training facility to perfect their craft...
Or would you like the people the serve your community to live in a trailer for another 20 years?
Yes and no

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Dec 16, 2013
Wow wrote:
Does it really take 14 million to house trucks and crew? Seems like someone is trying to win a beauty contest. I am glad to see the station built but a price tag like that is ridiculous. Government is always good at spending or finding a reason why they need something that probably won't be needed except in a parade.
Does this building have a heliport too?
Yes and No
This facility has a built in training center so FF's will be ready when you need them. Currently they can't do that effectively do to the training center being across town out of the city. It has some back up infrastructure for the city during disasters that was not mentioned. Don't look at it as just as a fire house, it's many things in one.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Dec 17, 2013
Yes and no wrote:
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Yes and No
This facility has a built in training center so FF's will be ready when you need them. Currently they can't do that effectively do to the training center being across town out of the city. It has some back up infrastructure for the city during disasters that was not mentioned. Don't look at it as just as a fire house, it's many things in one.
Right, the many things being tax dollars used to build a shrine for old fat white guys who are FF's.

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