Battalion 5 organized

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Around July of 2017 Va. Beach will officially place the 5th Battalion in service. The last time a new Battalion had been organized was around 1986. In about 2 years or so Engine 22 will be organized and placed in service at a new firehouse.
 

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vbcapt said:
Around July of 2017 Va. Beach will officially place the 5th Battalion in service. The last time a new Battalion had been organized was around 1986. In about 2 years or so Engine 22 will be organized and placed in service at a new firehouse.
Battalion 1 and Battalion 2 were organized in 1972,
Battalion 3 - 1978
Battalion 4 - 1984

Engine 22 was shown on some rosters circa 2003 at 19's and 21's.  Apparently temporary or just proposed at the time.
 

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vbcapt said:
Around July of 2017 Va. Beach will officially place the 5th Battalion in service. The last time a new Battalion had been organized was around 1986. In about 2 years or so Engine 22 will be organized and placed in service at a new firehouse.

Good news and very appropriate.  VB is a very good and very busy department.
 

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Engine 22 was originally placed in the CIP budget in 1989. It got delayed after the early 90's recession and then fell off the radar screen. Hopefully it will be a reality in about 2 years
 
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