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 54, a 2015 Pierce 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 54 also is outfitted with some basic rescue equipment including vehicle extrication tools and basic hazardous materials protection. Engine 54 is staffed with a Lieutenant, Engineer, and Firefighter.
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.