WEMA's Station 9 / Dallus Whitfield photo
Wilson County Emergency Management invites the public to the dedication ceremony of the new WEMA Station 9 at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 23, located at the new facility at 40 Rutledge Lane in Lebanon.
Wilson County is excited to celebrate with the public the next phase of expanded Emergency Services in Wilson County, a spokesperson said. WEMA Station 9 is one of three new stations that will be opening in the county.
The WEMA stations are being constructed through a $3 million bond issue approved by Wilson County Commission. Station 9 will serve as a Fire/EMT station. Plans call for the Oak Street location of WEMA to move to the Maddox-Simpson Parkway area and become the administrative office.
Wilson County Emergency Management Agency 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,” WEMA Director Joey Cooper said. “I am also glad the Wilson County Commission saw the need for funding this much needed project.”
The ceremony will host a hose uncoupling, WEMA Color Guard, Carroll-Oakland Cub Scout Pack 13 and Modern Woodmen of the World will present the colors and the National Anthem will be played by a Carroll-Oakland Elementary School student.
“We welcome everyone from the district and county to join us for the opening of the station,” said District 6 County Commissioner Kenny Reich.
“This is a great advantage for residents in a 5-mile distance; they will qualify for the ISO discount and save 10 percent on their homeowners insurance. This station is a great asset to the people of this community.”
For more information, contact the Wilson County Mayor’s Office at 444-1383.