(Photo, left to right: Mechanic Pat Whelanhan, Owner Rick Bohanan, Firefighter Brent Russell, Administrative Assistant Joy Coats, Firefighter Tony Hardin.)
The Sevierville Fire Department recently presented an appreciation award to Rick’s Service Center for their many years of help maintaining SFD Engine One.
For the past seven years, Rick’s Service Center owner Rick Bohanan and mechanic Pat Whelanhan, have provided invaluable help maintaining and keeping the 84-year old engine running.
“We can’t thank Rick and Pat enough for their time and expertise,” said SFD Chief Matt Henderson. “I doubt old Engine One would have been running all of these years without them.”
The Sevierville Fire Department is offering a CPR/AED, First Aid and Stop the Bleeding class on Saturday, August 3 at the Headquarters Station, 1162 Dolly Parton Parkway.
With the Fourth of July holiday approaching, the City of Sevierville would like to remind residents and visitors that shooting fireworks without a permit is not permitted within the City limits. This ordinance is in effect throughout the year.
Sevierville Fire Chief Matt Henderson and Police Chief Joe Manning say that while they want residents and visitors to enjoy the holiday, they hope it will be celebrated in a safe manner. They note that fireworks are banned in the City because of the potential dangers of personal injury and fires.
Sevierville Fire Department firefighters responded to a cabin fire just before 8 p.m. in Echota Resort last night, Monday, February 25, 2019. The cabin was located at 1010 Walini Way.
The cabin was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived and shortly after beginning to fight the fire, the second story and roof collapsed, causing the fire to increase. The fire was brought under control about an hour later.
When not responding to calls for service and performing their regular job duties, Sevierville Fire Department staff is staying busy getting the new headquarters ready to open.
“So far, our fire marshal and fire inspector have moved in” to the new headquarters, said SFD Chief Matt Henderson. “After the radio system and exhaust removal system are installed later this week, we’ll be able to shift our operations to the new facility. The goal is to be responding to calls for service by the end of this month from our new home.” A grand opening has been scheduled for April 5; details will be released closer to date.