Fire Station 24 (Woodlawn) opened in December 1970. This was Fairfax County's first fully funded station with all career personnel. The station is located just north of Ft. Belvoir Army Base along the US Route 1 corridor.
Historically, the father of our nation, George Washington, once owned the entire first due response area of Station 24. The three most visited historical sites in Fairfax County are located in our first due. They are Mt. Vernon Estates
, Woodlawn Plantation
, and G.W.'s Grist Mill
With so much history why isn't the station called 'Mt Vernon'? Fire Station 9 was a volunteer house prior to the opening Station 24 and had already been named Mt. Vernon.