Stewart County Fire Rescue
 

SCFR RECEIVES AWARD FOR PROTECTIVE SERVICES

     

Monday, September 28, 2015 NASHVILLE, Tenn., September 23, 2015–Stewart County received a Local Government Award at the Annual Business meeting of the Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC) that was held on September 22nd in Clarksville. 

The county received an award for Protective Services for efficiency through disaster recovery grant for the fire department’s new 6,500 square foot fire station.  After the loss of one of the northern fire stations in May 2011 by tornado, a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) assisted the county with constructing a new, more efficient fire station.  The station was planned for the newly constructed Hwy 79 area of the county, which is expected to receive future growth.   Along with consolidating two nearby fire stations into this new facility, the county will be able to improve their ISO rating and response time for areas within the county that were not within the 5-mile coverage areas of the other fire stations.  Further, this new station was built with disaster management in mind:  a large diesel-powered generator was constructed on premises for use during power failures, and can house citizens during disasters or used for emergency management functions if the county’s Emergency Operations Center is unavailable.

 “Stewart County demonstrates outstanding innovation and resourcefulness in public safety service for all of its citizens,“ said Sam Edwards, Executive Director of the Greater Nashville Regional Council.

 



The GNRC is made up of the thirteen counties and fifty-two cities in the Nashville area. The Council provides planning and other assistance to member governments in economic development, transportation, solid waste, loans and grants for water and sewer systems, housing, small business loans, tourism promotion, air quality and services for senior citizens.