Roanoke Fire-EMS Station 7 bricks giveaway set for Saturday

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Fans of the old Roanoke Fire-EMS Station 7 can now have a memento of the building built in 1922.

Fans of the old Roanoke Fire-EMS Station 7 can now have a memento of the building built in 1922. (PHOTO: Courtesy Roanoke Fire-EMS)

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Fans of the old Roanoke Fire-EMS Station 7 can now have a memento of the nearly century-old building.

The public can pick up a brick from the now torn-down station on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 – 2 p.m., at the Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church, located at 1837 Grandin Rd. SW.

The station built in 1922 was demolished on Nov. 6 to make way for a new station that will go up in its place.

The station was determined to be inadequate in size and infrastructure. The new fire station replacing it will have updated features to accommodate modern-day needs.

“We’re going to have three bays, it’s going to have individual sleeping quarters so we can have females in the fire station,” said Chief David Hoback with Roanoke Fire-EMS.

Though the old fire station is gone, there will be pieces of it incorporated into the new building.

The plans for the new station to last as long or longer than the old one.

We’ll have a footprint that will set the stage for the changes in the fire service for the next hundred years,” said Hoback.

The new fire station is expected to take about a year to complete.

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