Cheatham County officials broke ground Sept. 24 on a new fire station that is part of the county’s long-range fire plan.
The station is being built at the corner of Thomasville and Mosley Ferry roads in the north end of the county.
The county will construct the station for about $210,000, and it will be operated by the Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department.
The station is one of three that the county is building as part of a $995,000 long-range fire plan approved by the Cheatham County Commission in 2013.
The commission agreed to fund the plan to improve fire protection and emergency services, while reducing the Insurance Service Office (ISO) ratings across the county. This plan is to supplement the existing fire departments across the county.
The Thomasville area station is the second one in the plan.
The county’s first station is currently under construction at the intersection of Indian Springs and Little Pond Creek roads. It will be operated by the Pegram Fire Department.
The plan also includes the construction of a station in the Cedar Hill Road area in South Cheatham County. The county is currently looking to obtain property for that station.
Among those taking part in last week’s groundbreaking ceremony in the Thomasville area were county mayor David McCullough, county fire chief Edwin Hogan, several members of the commission and members of the PVVFD board of directors and firefighters.
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