The Sevierville Fire Department has issued a temporary ban on open burning in the City. The ban is effective immediately.
According to SFD Fire Chief Matt Henderson, the current dry weather and low humidity has created a condition wherein open burning is too hazardous.
“The ban on opening burning will be in effect until significant rainfall is received,” Chief Henderson said. The public will be notified when the ban is lifted, Chief Henderson added. At this time, cooking fires (such as outdoor grills) are allowed, but should be conducted with extreme caution.
Citizens are also reminded that they are always required to obtain a permit prior to beginning any open burning, and it is always illegal to discharge fireworks in the City of Sevierville.
(Photo, left to right: Mechanic Pat Whelanhan, Owner Rick Bohanan, Firefighter Brent Russell, Administrative Assistant Joy Coats, Firefighter Tony Hardin.)
The Sevierville Fire Department recently presented an appreciation award to Rick’s Service Center for their many years of help maintaining SFD Engine One.
For the past seven years, Rick’s Service Center owner Rick Bohanan and mechanic Pat Whelanhan, have provided invaluable help maintaining and keeping the 84-year old engine running.
“We can’t thank Rick and Pat enough for their time and expertise,” said SFD Chief Matt Henderson. “I doubt old Engine One would have been running all of these years without them.”
The Sevierville Fire Department is offering a CPR/AED, First Aid and Stop the Bleeding class on Saturday, August 3 at the Headquarters Station, 1162 Dolly Parton Parkway.
With the Fourth of July holiday approaching, the City of Sevierville would like to remind residents and visitors that shooting fireworks without a permit is not permitted within the City limits. This ordinance is in effect throughout the year.
Sevierville Fire Chief Matt Henderson and Police Chief Joe Manning say that while they want residents and visitors to enjoy the holiday, they hope it will be celebrated in a safe manner. They note that fireworks are banned in the City because of the potential dangers of personal injury and fires.
Sevierville Fire Department firefighters responded to a cabin fire just before 8 p.m. in Echota Resort last night, Monday, February 25, 2019. The cabin was located at 1010 Walini Way.
The cabin was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived and shortly after beginning to fight the fire, the second story and roof collapsed, causing the fire to increase. The fire was brought under control about an hour later.