Mt. Juliet Fire Department to begin service Monday - WKRN News 2

Mt. Juliet Fire Department to begin service Monday

Posted: Updated: Sep 29, 2013 12:05 AM
MT. JULIET, Tenn. -

The brand new Mt. Juliet Fire Department is ready to begin taking calls starting Monday.

The second new ladder truck arrived in Mt. Juliet Saturday morning and is being stocked with the life-saving equipment necessary to begin service.

Two new fire engines will also be delivered soon.

Currently, Wilson County handles fire calls in Mt. Juliet, but at 7 a.m. Monday, the new fire department will officially begin taking calls.

Assistant Chief Jamie Luffman says months of hard work will finally be utilized when the department goes online.

It's a department he says is becoming more and more necessary as the city grows.

"With more people and more houses come more opportunities for emergency services, more need for emergency services," Luffman explained.

The new department will be funded by a property tax approved by city commissioners last year.

Twelve paid employees and 28 volunteer firefighters make up the new fire department.

Wilson County will continue to handle some medical emergencies and ambulance service in the city.

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