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City of Franklin to Break Ground on Fire Station 7
Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 2 PM at 911 Brunacini Way* (On the Grounds of Williamson County Ag Expo Park)
*Enter from Long Lane to attend the groundbreaking ceremony.
Franklin, TN - A groundbreaking ceremony for Franklin Fire Station 7, to be located on the grounds of Williamson County Ag Expo Park at 911 Brunacini Way, will take place Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 2 PM.
The new station will be situated near the current temporary station, which consists of a mobile home for firefighter quarters and a metal pole barn for the apparatus. A drawing of the front elevation is shown above.
The station will be similar in design to Westhaven’s Station 8, with the addition of an ambulance wing, which will be funded by Williamson County. The ambulance will be staffed by Williamson Medical Center EMS personnel.
Although Station 7 has been planned for several years, the temporary station was established as an emergency measure. It was created to deliver emergency services to southeastern Franklin after a fatal gasoline tanker explosion destroyed the Goose Creek Bypass-Peytonsville Road bridge in 2014.
In January 2018, Renaissance Group, a Memphis-based architecture firm, was awarded a $244,000 contract to provide engineering and design consulting services for Station 7. In November 2018, Southland Constructors, Inc., was awarded a $6,671,000.00 contract to construct the new station, construct a new road (Brunacini Way) which will lead to the station from Peytonsville Road, and complete hillside grading to accommodate both.
The station is expected to be completed in 12 months.