The Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department broke ground on its new, $9 million fire station Friday.
With Brentwood Mayor Rhea Little and city staff in attendance, as well as fire and rescue members and design and construction teams, the first dirt was symbolically moved at 9551 Split Log Rd. It will be the city’s fifth fire station and is scheduled to be completed in 2022.
“The citizens and the city are always committed to security and safety, and this is another example,” Little said. “There will be many lives saved because of this fire house. It will be a beautiful asset to the city, and it will be a great asset to those who live, work and serve out of this fire hall.”
The new, two-bay building will be two stories and house a single company, or a fire crew of three personnel. It will include one front-line fire engine and one reserve apparatus.
The facility will be approximately 10,000 square feet and will contain a public restroom and water fountain for those using the park trail system.
“With Brentwood becoming a Better City for Pets sort of secretly and under the radar during the past year during COVID, we are building new city facilities with both people and pets in mind,” City Manager Kirk Bednar said. “We are so pleased to be able to present this building to the community next year.”
Brentwood-based TMPartners is the architectural design firm who worked with Bednar and other city leaders to create the building programming, design and facility analysis. Throughout the project, they will oversee the schedule development, cost control and project management.
American Constructors, Inc., also based in Brentwood, was hired to serve as the construction manager.
According to city notes, the total construction cost is currently projected at $6.9 million, pending any rising construction material costs.
Goss explained the need for a fire station in this part of the city, which is expanding rapidly.
“Statistics show a 21% increase in call volume in this area this calendar year, and we anticipate that will continue to grow as further development takes place,” he said. “The city places an extremely high priority on public safety, and this project is an example of that commitment.
“Everything we do and have, from the training we undertake to the equipment we possess, to the technology we use, to the selection of this very site for our fifth fire station all work together to support the central mission of our organization which is to save lives and protect property."
For more information about the new station, visit www.brentwoodtn.gov/departments/fire-and-rescue/stations/station-5.