On Monday night, Mt. Juliet officials voted to reinstate a city fire department.
Since 1986 the city, which is made up of 25,000 residents, has relied on and been protected by county emergency workers.
City officials hope to have a new fire chief in place by January and the new fire department up and running by July 2013.
- Sept. 10, 2012: Mt. Juliet step closer to reinstating city fire department