Perhaps the most important task that the Sevierville Fire Department performs throughout the year is fire prevention. One aspect of fire prevention is inspection of commercial and public buildings.
The SFD is currently focusing fire prevention efforts on commercial buildings to ensure that all businesses are operating within the fire code for the safety of the public and their respective employees.
Posted 04-06 18.
The Sevierville Fire Department recently placed a new truck into service. Squad 13’s primary role is responding to emergency medical calls in the Station 1 coverage area.
The new vehicle is staffed by two medically-trained firefighters with Advanced Emergency Medical Technician or higher certification. Squad 13 is also equipped with vehicle extrication equipment for vehicle crash response as well as a small pressurized firefighting system for extinguishing small brush fires.
“Squad 13 provides a quicker and much more cost effective response to medical emergencies,” Fire Chief Matt Henderson said. “The initial cost is almost 75% less than a new front line engine and will save wear and tear on our fire engines.”
Despite above average rainfall this winter, construction of Sevierville’s new Main Fire Station continues to move forward. Although contractors were forced to excavate saturated soils and backfill with gravel in the area of the building foundation, footings are now 100% complete and the building foundation (slab) should be finished the first week of April, weather permitting.
Kidde recently issued a recall on two smoke alarm models. The recall currently is for PI2010 and PI9010 dual sensor smoke alarms.
If you have a smoke alarm that was installed by the Sevierville Fire Department, it is not currently on the recall list.
For more information, including pictures of the recalled smoke alarm models, please visit https://kidde-smoke-alarm-recallusen.expertinquiry.com/.
Perhaps the most important task that the Sevierville Fire Department performs throughout the year is fire prevention. One aspect of fire prevention is inspection of commercial and public buildings and private residences.
In 2016, the SFD adopted the same International Building and Fire Codes as the State of Tennessee. Fire Marshal J.C. Green and Fire Inspector Lee Wilson inspect new construction and existing buildings including businesses, churches, hotels and apartments annually to ensure they comply with fire codes.