HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A growing Middle Tennessee town is set to receive a brand new fire station in the near future in hopes it will improve emergency response.
Located on Spearpoint Drive, the fire station is expected to be the first stop on the north side of Vietnam Veterans Boulevard. According to Alderman Eddie Roberson, the north side of the 386 acreage in Hendersonville is where most of the growth in the city is happening, so the new construction was badly needed for him.
“About two years ago I was at home and needed emergency services, I was very critical,” Alderman Roberson said. “If it weren’t for the response of first responders, I might not be here today, I might not be a councilman. From a personal point of view, a fast response time means a lot to me, because in a medical emergency, minutes mean life.”
The new station will be known as Fire Station 7 and will be priced at $5.7 million. Alderman Jones said inflation caused the final cost to be about $800,000 more than originally budgeted for the new building.
Michelle Rager, who has lived in Hendersonville since 2014, said population growth means residents need additional resources.
“Well, they’re building houses everywhere and especially here in this immediate area, and there’s new housing everywhere, so more kids, more families and more people means more resources are needed,” Rager said.
The Hendersonville Fire Department currently serves 50,000 people within the city limits from six fire stations. The ground-breaking ceremony for the seventh station has not yet been set.
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