NORENE, Tenn. (WKRN) – People living in Norene can rest easy Monday knowing a brand new fire house will soon be nearby.
Wilson County EMA (WEMA) held a groundbreaking to kick-off the long-waited construction project.
The new fire station will address a big problem of long wait times through the growing area.
WMA Director Joey Cooper told News 2 that as things are now, people may wait up to 20 minutes before getting help in an emergency situation.
Commissioner Terry Ashe says they hope the new fire house will become the heart of Norene.
“At one point in time, the firefighters will live here and know people here every day, and at one point this will be a sheriff’s department substation, so they’ll get the service of both departments in the county,” Ashe told News 2.
Construction began Monday to house one fire engine and one ambulance. The project should be finished by next August.