Charlotte Fire Department Building Southeast’s First All-Electric Fire Station

via City of Charlotte

The Charlotte Fire Department just broke ground on the very first all-electric fire station in the Southeast.

Located next to the department’s training center on Shopton Road, the new $16 million firehouse will span 14,000 square feet. It will feature three bays, two stories, and the first all-electric North American-style fire engine.


  • 14,000-square-foot, two-story building
  • Three bays
  • All-electric fire engines


  • Economic Gains: Reduced costs through water conservation and waste reduction
  • Air Quality: Minimized chemical impact on clean air
  • Safety: Decreased exposure to toxic substances for firefighters

Construction on the Charlotte Fire Department’s Firehouse #30 will take one to two years. The new site at 3019 Beam Road will replace the current Firehouse #30 on Belle-Oaks Drive, originally built in 1955.



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