Philomont Fire and Rescue Station 


This project will construct a new 18,800-square-foot fire and rescue facility on Snickersville Turnpike in the Village of Philomont to replace the existing Philomont Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company #8 Station.

  • The facility is anticipated to include apparatus bays, bunkroom facilities, a training/break room, restrooms, showers, food preparation and dining areas, laundry and decontamination areas, supply storage and a gear and hose drying area. It will also include a breathing apparatus air compressor room, a fitness room, offices and a repair shop.
  • The project was approved as a part of the FY2017 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget and all subsequent years since. Members of the public provided input on this project in the following ways:
    • A public information meeting was held on September 30, 2020 at Woodgrove High School to discuss the future project.  
    • The project was a part of the November 2020 Bond Referendum. This was a referendum to determine how this project, along with multiple other public safety projects, was to be financed and not a vote on the project itself.
    • A public information meeting was held on September 9, 2021, at Woodgrove High School to discuss the 2001 feasibility study performed by the county.
    • The findings of the first feasibility study were presented at a Board of Supervisors meeting October 5, 2021.
    • An additional feasibility study has been completed based on sketches submitted to the County by community members (referred to as Scheme 4 and 4A). The study was presented to the Finance/Government Operations and Economic Development Committee (FGOEDC) as an informational item on July 11, 2023.  View presentation
    • On December 14, 2023, the Planning Commission voted on the Philomont Fire and Rescue Station Special Exception CMPT-2023-0003 and SPEX-2023-2014).
    • On January 10, 2024 Public Hearing, the Board of Supervisors approved the Commission Permit application.
    • On April 10, 2024, the Board of Supervisors approved on the Planning Commission’s recommendations on the Special Exception.
    • On April 16, 2024, the Board of Supervisors voted to not conduct any further analysis on three potential properties for the station that were brought forward by the public. 
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Current Phase: Project Design

Estimated Timeline

  • Summer 2022 - Spring 2025: Project Design
  • Fall 2025: Procurement of Construction Contractor
  • Fall 2025: Award Contract – Construction
  • Fall 2025: Notice to Proceed – Construction
  • Fall 2025 - Spring 2027: Construction
  • Spring 2027: Substantial Completion

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