Fuquay-Varina established its first fire station in 1978. Over 40 years later, on September 28, officials from the Town of Fuquay-Varina and partner agencies in Wake County gathered to celebrate the start of construction on Fuquay-Varina Fire Station 4. The 16,000-square-foot station, located at 4821 Wade Nash Road, will house the Fuquay-Varina Fire Department and Wake County Emergency Medical Services.
The new facility is designed to meet the current needs of the community, anticipate future growth, prioritize firefighter safety, and honor the history of the FVFD.
In 2021, the FVFD responded to 5,115 emergency calls, making it the 4th busiest department in Wake County. This new station is expected to significantly reduce emergency response times in the Needmore Community and all areas North and West of downtown Fuquay-Varina.
Fire Station 4 will be a model for firefighter health & safety. The separate decontamination building will help to keep harmful cancer-causing products of combustion from entering the main building. Here, equipment and gear will be cleaned, and firefighters will shower and change clothes after returning from a fire.
Additionally, the facility will include a history room that highlights the FVFD’s rich history. The centerpiece will be a fully restored 1945 Mack Truck, the first new fire truck bought by the Town of Fuquay Springs.
Station 4 is expected to be completed in late 2023.
Topping Out Ceremony
Town of Fuquay-Varina and Wake County Government staff, elected officials, and first responders gathered at the Fuquay-Varina Fire Station 4 construction site on April 11 for a topping out ceremony.
This construction tradition celebrates the final structural beam being raised into place, and commemorates a major project milestone.