Nashville Fire Department Opens Newly Built Fire Station 32

Nashville Fire Department personnel assigned to Fire Station 32 located at 4031 Plantation Drive are now moved into their new Fire Station 32 located at 4248 Andrew Jackson Parkway, Hermitage, TN 37076.

The new fire station replaces the former Fire Station #32 located at 4031 Plantation Drive in Hermitage.

Fire Station 32 was constructed by Messer Construction Company as part of an $9.1 million capital improvement project.

Personnel assigned to Engine 32 and Medic 32 will live and work out of the new facility. The fire station features 3 bays so additional fire companies could be housed in the location in the future if needed.

The new fire station features the latest technology for sustainability. Fire Station 32 is tracking Gold level certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system and will be among the first fire stations certified under the updated LEED version 4 criteria. Fire Station 37 achieved Gold level certification in October 2020.

Fire Station 32 Highlights

  • Fire Station 32 has one of the largest solar installation of all Metro Nashville Fire Stations (same size as Fire Station 37) with a 50 kW solar panel system with 144 panels which feeds directly to the facility with an estimated offset of more than 18.09% of the annual energy cost.
  • The station is one of the first in Nashville to incorporate vehicle exhaust system in the apparatus bay, utilizing clean air filter technology to keep the environment safe for fire, ems crews and visitors to the station. This technology uses high efficiency filtration to remove the harmful diesel particulates and toxic gases produced by vehicles. Fire Station #37 in Bellevue has the same vehicle exhaust system.
  • The building is monitored for efficiency through a building automation system managed from Metro General Services’ Center of Responsible Energy (CORE).
  • The facility has high efficiency flush and low flow plumbing fixtures with an expected potable water use reduction of 43%.
  • Expected energy cost savings for the facility is 39.2% compared to the ASHRAE 90.1-2010 baseline per the use of LED lighting, efficient HVAC and rooftop solar panels.
  • Living quarters, common areas, classroom and fitness room are equipped with occupancy sensors for lighting.
  • Fire Station #32 is equipped with electricity, natural gas, and water submeters to track on-site utility consumption.
  • Fire Station #32’s HVAC system features a heat recovery wheel that captures and transfers heat from previously conditioned air to save energy and costs on conditioning fresh, outdoor air.
  • Gas supply to kitchen stove and outdoor grill automatically shuts off when Fire Station 32 receives an emergency response call.
  • The facility was constructed using low-emitting paint, adhesives, sealants, and composite wood products which promote improved indoor air quality and construction materials selections focused on minimizing the embodied energy and other impacts associated with the extraction, processing, transport, maintenance and disposal, as to support a life-cycle approach to resource efficiency.
  • A dual-port Electric Vehicle Charging Station in the parking lot is free to use for the facility occupants and general public.
  • The landscaping includes native, drought tolerant plants, to reduce water demand for irrigation.
  • Green Housekeeping practices are used.
  • Bicycle parking is provided.
  • Recycling collection is located throughout the facility with recycling information on the bins.
  • Construction Waste Diverted from the Landfill was more than 75%.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic a grand opening event for Fire Station 32 will happen later. The former Fire Station 32 located on Plantation Drive will be kept for a possible future expansion of EMS service in Hermitage.

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