Philomont Fire meeting announcement

Loudoun County has announced a public information meeting regarding the planned new Philomont Fire and Rescue Station project.

According to a release from the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System, the meeting will be held to “help shape what the new station will look like.”

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Mencken's View

An 18,500 square foot extravaganza of a firehouse that receives .6 calls a day. That Philomont residents don't want, advocating instead for a low-cost renovation of the current structure and preservation of the historic village's horse show grounds. But the megalomaniacal fire marshall demands expensive big fat firehouses for the new big fat firetrucks that are too big to get to fires. I wish this newspaper would do a bit of real journalism to catalog just how many houses and barns in the rural area have burned to the ground because the trucks are too big to get to them. Six? Seven? Now the fire marshall wants hundrreds of millions in tax monay to retrofit rural Loudoun roads and bridges (as well as restrict parking in eastern Loudoun on narrower streets) to accommodate his grandiose visions, with no accountability of whether his program is actually saving property and lives. Hard to understand why no Supervisor has the courage to demand moderation and fiscal responsibility.

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