Officials with the city of Brentwood broke ground Sept. 10 on a new fire station along Spilt Log Road on the southeast side of the city.

Fire Station No. 5 is expected to be complete in fall 2022, according to the city.

"Citizens in the city of Brentwood are always committed to security and safety, and this is another example," Brentwood Mayor Rhea Little said during the event. "There will be many lives saved by because of this firehouse. It'll be a beautiful asset to the city, [and] it'll be a great asset to those who live in, work and serve out of this fire hall. I know that a lot of times when the fire and rescue have to come to your house, or your place of business or side of a road should there have been an accident, it's one of the worst days of your life. But our fire department and their excellence is second to none in this nation and around the world."

The project is slated to cost a total of $9 million, according to the city, the majority of which will be for the construction of the facility. When complete, the station will feature two bays, one front-line fire engine and one reserve apparatus. Brentwood-based TMPartners led design on the facility, and American Constructors Inc. will serve as construction management for the project. The project will be funded through the city's capital projects fund.

The fire station is intended to help meet the growing demand in the region as the city grows. According to Fire Chief Brian Goss, that area of the city has seen a 21% increase in call volume over the last year.

"It is our hope and our belief, and the modeling has indicated, that placing additional resources on this site will dramatically reduce response times in the most rapidly growing quadrant of the city," Goss said. "And for us, time is life. I personally want to thank our city commissioners; our city manager; other city administrative officials; my staff; our committee; but certainly not least, the citizens who will be served by this facility and who have been engaged in this process from the beginning. Thank you for being supportive of our efforts and for being dedicated to the increased safety, safety and well-being of our visitors."