Pictured: The new Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department, located at . Photo courtesy Chincoteague Vol Fire Department Facebook page

 

The Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department began the long awaited process of moving into the new firehouse.

On Tuesday the TOC EMS personel spent their first night in their new bunks at the $4.3 million facility.

Longtime ambulance volunteers J.W. Jeffries and Ollie Reed drove Medic 3-1 and Medic 3-2 out of the Main St. station for the last time. Chief Skibo Clark and Harry Thornton had the honors of moving Engine 3-4 to the new fire station.

“This new station is for the benefit of our community, our personnel both career and volunteer are here to serve this community,” said the company’s Facebook post. “This is YOUR new station. Our community is so richly blessed with support for so many organizations and we certainly do appreciate your support. After Pony Penning, we will be holding an Open House so that you all can visit, see the station, meet members, have some refreshments, see all of the equipment and enjoy community spirit.”

According to the Chincoteague Vol Fire Company Facebook page, the company is planning to hold an open house after the Pony Penning to allow the community to visit the facility and meet the members.