The building stood for over 70 years, serving as the home of Fire Station 203 on Cameron Mills Road and providing the Alexandria community with fire prevention and emergency lifesaving services. But earlier this year, the city officially completed the replacement project for Station 203, celebrating a new two-story structure of over 15,000 square feet. According to the Alexandria Gazette Packet, "What was originally known as Station #3 opened in 1947 and the previous building completed in 1948. Construction on the new building began in 2019 and first responders returned to the facility in March of 2021. “This was my station when I was a rookie 21 years ago and the new station is night and day compared to the old facility", said AFD Capt. Patrick Evans. The new facility, located at 2801 Cameron Mills Road, features two-and-a-half operational bays to house an engine, a medic, administrative units, and all required personnel and has the capacity for special service units." As per Alexandria Gazette Packet, "Due to safety precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19, city stations remain closed to the public but a virtual tour of the new Station 203 is available on YouTube to view the equipment bays and amenities for fire staff who live on-site during their 24-hour shifts. Evans noted, in particular, the changes in technology over the years."