The state-of-the-art Station 7 replaces the temporary Station 7, which was established in 2014 after a fatal gasoline tanker explosion destroyed the Goose Creek Bypass-Peytonsville Road bridge and access to the east side of I-65.
The new digs is also home to an ambulance wing, a first for a Franklin station, which was funded by the county and staffed by Williamson Medical Center EMS personnel.
In addition to celebrating Station 7, the shindig honored retired Assistant Fire Chief John Fitzgerald and his family. Station 7 is located at 1972 John Fitzgerald Dr., marking the year that Fitzgerald, the department’s first African American assistant fire chief, began his service to the city.
See the entire ceremony below: