Franconia and Kingstowne -- the two fire stations associated with Franconia Volunteer Fire Department -- operate as part of the Fairfax County’s emergency response system and provide mutual aid support for surrounding jurisdictions within metropolitan Washington DC.
Full time professional firefighters staff both stations all day, every day, with a full complement of personnel. Volunteers trained to the same professional level work alongside career firefighters and paramedics and respond to medical emergencies, vehicle accidents, fire alarms and other incidents.
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Fire Station 5 (Franconia)
Fire Station 5, located at 6300 Beulah Street, near Franconia Road, is the second home for Franconia Volunteer Fire Department. Opened in 1968 and expanded in 1975, 1982 and 2000, the one-story station has five bays, each large enough to park two vehicles, separate male and female bunk rooms and bathrooms, an exercise facility, a social hall that could seat 250 people, and additional meeting rooms and offices. (The original firehouse was built in 1937 on land where the Franconia Government Center stands today.)
The building and land are owned by Franconia Volunteer Fire Department. The following units – all purchased through the volunteers’ fundraising efforts – are based at Fire Station 5: Engine 405, Tower 405, Medic 405, Brush 405, Volunteer Chief 405, Utility 405, reserve Engine 405B, and reserve Medic 405B/Ambulance 405.
Station 5 responders are often the first on scene in the Franconia-Rose Hill-Kingstowne neighborhoods, covering roughly the area along Franconia Road from Frontier Drive to Norton Road, from the Capital Beltway between the South Van Dorn and Eisenhower Ave Connector ramps to Manchester and Kingstowne boulevards. This “first due” area includes many businesses, shopping centers, industrial parks, churches and residential developments. The schools in our primary response area include Lee and Edison High schools, Key and Twain Middle schools, Franconia, Bush Hill, Rose Hill, Clermont and Lane Elementary schools, and many other private educational institutions.
Fire Station 37 (Kingstowne)
Fire Station 37 is located at 7936 Telegraph Road, near Beulah Street. The station, built by Fairfax County, opened in 1996 and is home to Engine 437, Medic 437, Light and Air 437, Foam 437 and reserve Medic 437B/Ambulance 437. Station 37’s “first due” area covers the Telegraph Road corridor from the South Kings Highway split to Newington.