WEMA to open new Rutledge Lane Station 9

Staff Reports • Updated Jan 20, 2014 at 1:29 AM

Wilson County Emergency Management Agency officials will unveil its new Station 9 in a dedication ceremony next week.

The new station will be opened to the public Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. at the new facility at 40 Rutledge Lane in Lebanon. It’s the first of three new WEMA stations to open soon in Wilson County.

“Wilson County is excited to celebrate with the public the next phase of expanded emergency services in Wilson County,” said WEMA Director Joey Cooper.

WEMA provides Wilson County with emergency medical services, fire suppression, rescue, hazardous materials response, water rescue and disaster management.

“The new Station 9 will provide better service and protection to the residents of the community and surrounding communities. Its location will shave valuable minutes off response times and be a great service to Carroll Oakland Elementary School,” Cooper said.   “I am also glad the Wilson County Commission saw the need for funding this much-needed project.”

The ceremony will feature a hose uncoupling, WEMA Color Guard, Carroll Oakland Cub Scout Pack 13 and Modern Woodmen of the World officials will present the colors. The A Carroll Oakland Elementary School student will play the National Anthem.

“We welcome everyone from the district and county to join us for the opening of the station,” Commissioner Kenny Reich said.  “This is a great advantage for residents in a five mile distance; they will qualify for the ISO discount and save ten percent on their home owners insurance.  This station is a great asset to the people of this community.”

For more information, call 615-444-1383. 

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