Navassa Volunteer Fire Department

Bobbitt Design Build completed the 11,400-square-foot Navassa Volunteer Fire Department station, a project that ranked 54 on the “100 Recovery Act Projects that are Changing America,” a report released by Vice President Joe Biden.

The report recognizes the most innovative and effective Recovery Act projects across the country that are creating jobs and helping transform the U.S. economy. Navassa VFD is one of two fire stations named. The report can be viewed in full HERE.

Navassa Volunteer Fire Department completed a thorough FEMA grant application to obtain funding for the project. Navassa was ultimately one of 100 fire departments in the nation that was awarded a FEMA Station Construction Grant.

The station was named Brown/Moore Memorial Facility in memory of former Fire Chief Clarence Brown and former Chairman of the Board James Moore. Features include a 5,500-square-foot double drive-through apparatus bay capable of housing eight full-sized pumpers. The facility also has a vehicle exhaust removal system, fire alarm/sprinkler system, kitchen, two laundry rooms, decon room, conference room, training room, gym, day room, server room, storage rooms, utility room/workshop, radio room, three offices, three dorms, learning lab/library, and four bathrooms.

Located in Brunswick County, the Navassa station was designed to withstand high winds associated with the coastal climate, as well as seismic considerations.


Leland, N.C.

Square Footage

11,400 sq ft


Fire & Rescue