NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- The new Norfolk fire station, Fire Rescue Station 12, was dedicated on Wednesday.

The new building replaced the 95-year-old facility that was the oldest active fire station in the city. The building is located on West Little Creek Road.

During the dedication, Norfolk's Mayor, Kenneth Alexander, and Fire-Rescue Chief Jeffery Wise spoke. Both were excited about the new possibilities with the new facility and equipment.

Fire Station 12 currently houses an engine and medic, with plans to relocate the Maritime Incident Response Team equipment in the near future. The fire station is not only expected to benefit Norfolk but the Port of Virginia as well.

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