Bradley County Opens 3 New Fire Halls

Monday, June 17, 2013

Bradley County has expanded its combination Fire Department (paid and volunteer) to serve the entire county outside the city limits of Cleveland. This includes the five-mile fringe area once covered by the Cleveland Fire Department. The three new fire halls will also serve as safe rooms to the public during severe weather. They have been designed to withstand 200 mile-per-hour winds, and will be capable of housing several hundred residents during an emergency.

There will be an Open House on Friday, June 28, from 12-5 p.m. and Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Visit all five paid stations:

Headquarters: 260 Inman Street, 37311

Tasso: 100 Tasso Lane, 37312 

Park View:365 Minnis Rd, 37323

Waterville: 2015 New Street, 37323

Hopewell: 5345 Georgetown Rd, 37312

A Ribbon Cutting will be Friday, June 28, at 10 a.m. at the Hopewell Station, 5345 Georgetown Road, Cleveland, TN 37312.


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