Station 3 houses an engine and an ambulance and is one of the newest fire-ems stations in the City of Roanoke. This station serves the upper end of Williamson Rd. and also provides mutual and automatic aid to Roanoke County.
Roanoke Fire-EMS has another reason to be proud of this station. It was the City’s first “Green” building. meaning it was the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building in the City of Roanoke, making it more environmentally friendly.
The LEED process gives the Engineering Department a way to measure payback and real value.
The benefits of constructing a “LEED” building are:
The building will use resources like energy, water, materials and land more efficiently than a building simply built “to code”.
An improved living environment will improve the health, comfort and productivity of those that work in the building.
The City will save money by reducing operations and maintenance costs, and by lowering utility bills. Energy and water efficient buildings can reduce operating costs to less than half those of a traditional building.
Improved indoor environments can increase employee productivity by up to 16%!
And most importantly, to set an example for the community.
Setting an example for the community is very important to the City of Roanoke. With concerns over global warming, state and federal pressure to cut air pollution and the alarming rise of asthma and allergies in children, we have to increase the competitiveness in quality of life indicators.
|Station Address:||4803 Williamson Rd., |
Roanoke, VA 24012