New Bristol fire station halfway to completion
Progress is continuing on the construction of a $4 million state-of-the-art fire station in Bristol. The 8,000-square-foot facility next to Holston View Elementary School will replace Bristol’s aging Fire Station No. 2 and is expected to open in September. The former fire station from the 1960s will be repurposed, possibly for training or logistics by the department. The new station will feature single bedrooms for on-duty firefighters, a gym, better storage for fire equipment, and equipment for other situations firefighters deal with include hazardous materials, technical rescue response, water rescue, and more. Officials estimate the station is around halfway completed.