Construction to begin on new Bristol, TN fire station

Bristol Tennessee leaders are hoping a federal grant will help them increase fire safety in the region.
Bristol Tennessee leaders are hoping a federal grant will help them increase fire safety in the region.

BRISTOL, TN (WJHL) – Monday, construction workers will begin clearing and preparing the site for the new Bristol Tennessee Fire Station.

The new fire station will be located between The Pinnacle shopping center and Bristol Regional Medical Center.

Bristol Tennessee Fire Chief Bob Barnes told News Channel 11, in recent years the western part of Bristol has experienced a lot of growth which created the need for a new station.

“Right now the closest station to that area is on 17th Street which is a little over 4 miles away and we’d prefer to have a fire station within a two mile response area,” said Barnes.

The city will hire 9 full-time fire fighters to staff the new station.

Barnes said grading work on the site will begin next week and the new fire station should be completed by the end of Summer 2017.

 

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