Fire Station #4, a part of the Brentwood Safety Center East, was built in 2002 to accommodate for the growth trends on the east side of the city. This station covers a large district, much of it being rural to suburban, running east of Steeplechase Road and Green Hill Boulevard to Nolensville. It also runs south of the Nashville city limits to Split Log Road. Station 4 is located on Sunset Road, just south of Concord Road, and neighbors the Governor’s Club Community. The station is outfitted with a full kitchen, day room, office, bunk room, and officer’s quarters. Specialized working environments at this station include an air shop to maintain the air cylinders used to breathe in smoky atmospheres, a specialized laundry room for washing personal protective equipment, and a fitness room, as firefighter fitness is of the utmost importance.
Station 4 houses Engine Company 4, a Sutphen Custom Pumper with 750 gallons of water and pump capabilities of 1500 gallons per minute. This engine is outfitted with a compliment of fire suppression equipment as well as basic and advanced life support medical equipment. Engine 4 also is outfitted with some basic rescue equipment including shore based water rescue and basic hazardous materials protection. Engine 4 is staffed with a Lieutenant, Engineer, and Firefighter.
Along with Engine 4 is Engine 5, a reserve engine manufactured by Pirsch. This engine was built in 1986 and was the first engine purchased by the City of Brentwood when the department was formed.
The city’s only brush truck is also run out of station 4. This specialized four-wheel-drive vehicle is utilized during situations where the engines can not drive to. This could be open fields or wooded or areas. It is a 1998 Chevrolet pick-up truck with a skid unit in the bed of the truck which holds 250 gallons of water and 30 gallons of foam product for certain firefighting applications.
The reserve ladder truck is also housed at Station 4. This ladder, built by KME, is one of only a handful of ladder companies built on a commercial chassis. Its ladder can extend over 75 feet, reaching up to the 4th floor of a building.
Along with the fire suppression equipment at station 4 is the Fire Safety House. This specialized trailer holds a miniature home inside and is used to teach the youth in Williamson County the importance of fire safety, including how to dial 911, getting out and staying out, and plotting a safe meeting place for their family to meet once out of the structure.
Also on the grounds at Station 4 is the city’s training facility. This highly advanced, multi-purpose training facility allows for both Brentwood City firefighters and also neighboring communities to come and hone their skills. The training center includes a 5 story training tower utilized for hose line advancement, search and rescue, firefighter survival, and rope rescue.
A live fire prop is also located on the grounds, which burns environmentally friendly natural gas to simulate high heat and smoke conditions, similar to that in burning buildings. Several other props are available at the training center to assist firefighters in learning advanced suppression and rescue techniques. The large open area allows for firefighters to train on vehicle extrication and fire apparatus operations.