On July 29th, Wesley Chapel VFD began operations out of the fire station located at 5025 Hemby Road and citizens were never without service during this transition. Although occupying this building was something new to the department, our loyal service to the town of Weddington and the citizens is something that has been around for many years. In fact, the department has been providing services to the town of Weddington since the department was founded in 1975.
Between 1975—2012, Wesley Chapel VFD serviced ~70% of the town of Weddington as the primary fire department. Effective July 29, 2015, the department is contracted for 100% of the Weddington municipal limits and provides emergency services from three strategic locations. These locations are managed under one unified command, allowing efficient and consistent service delivery standards for all citizens.
Do you know which Wesley Chapel Fire Station covers your house? All addresses have been mapped utilizing GIS technology and then assigned a primary service area. Regardless of where you live in the fire district, the closest fire station is assigned to your address for the best service delivery.
DID YOU KNOW?
Wesley Chapel VFD operates out of 3 fire stations, two of which are located within the municipal limits of the Town of Weddington (Sta. 43 and Sta. 31).
ALL three stations ARE STAFFED with firefighters and EMTs 24/7 365. Your department also has a very strong community based volunteer program allowing a very effective and efficient response force to complement the in-station staffing.
Your fire department has over 100 trained and qualified members (more than any other department in the county) that are dedicated to keeping your community, our community, as safe as possible!
Your fire department is a member of the Union County Safe Kids Coalition and offers services such as FREE child seat instillations and inspections (firstname.lastname@example.org for more information).
Your fire department has the largest tanker in Western Union County (which is located at the Hemby Road Station) and is capable of hauling 3,500 gallons of water to areas where fire hydrants are not available. Your department also operates a 2,500 gallon tanker out of the Waxhaw Indian Trail Rd. station.
Your fire department is the ONLY volunteer fire department in the county that operates 3 staffed fire stations, has over 100 members, and has available the following resources for your emergency needs:
5 Engine Companies - 1 Heavy Rescue — 2 Tankers
1 Aerial Ladder - 3 Brush Trucks - 2 Support/Utility Vehicles This October, your fire department is partnering with the local elementary schools, churches and other groups in the fire district to run a campaign for fire safety.
• School Visits: Over the next few weeks, your firefighters will be making visits to Weddingon, Marvin, Wesley Chapel, Sandy Ridge, Newtown, Rea View and Antioch Elementary Schools to discuss fire safety with your children. We also have several other visits scheduled for pre-schools, festivals and other community groups.
• Open House: On Saturday October 17th, We will be hosting a fire prevention day and open house at Station 43, 5025 Hemby Road, Weddington NC, between 10am—2pm.
• Art Contest: During the Open House, we will have some artwork collected from our school visits on display. Community members will be voting on the top pieces of art work that will be proudly displayed at the three fire stations.
During the open house, we will have lots of activities for children and plenty of information for adults. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this event! We look forward to seeing you and working together to keep our community a safe place to live, work and play!
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