The Sevierville Fire Department has completed their move to the new headquarters and announces a grand opening event on Friday, April 5, 2019. The ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. After the ribbon cutting ceremony, entertainment by musical group Clint and Friends and an open house including station tours will occur until 7:00 p.m. (Additional parking will be available at the Sevier County Election Commission across the street.) The open house will continue into the weekend on both Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Located at 1162 Dolly Parton Parkway, the new headquarters provides 24-hour staffing of seven firefighters, two engines, one light rescue vehicle, one ladder truck and an array of technical rescue equipment. The cost of the 17,000 square foot facility is $5.9 million.
The station’s primary response area is east Sevierville into downtown, and it will provide a significant reduction in response times for east Sevierville.
The headquarters is home to all Fire Department administrative staff and includes a training classroom which also serves as Sevierville’s Area Command Center during large scale emergencies, operating in conjunction with the Sevier County Emergency Operations Center. Also, a museum is located in the lobby area to house Sevierville’s first fire engine and other historical SFD items.