SPRING HILL, Tenn. (WSMV) – People in the Southern Springs Retirement Community are upset about the possibility of a fire station replacing their old sales center.

Jim Elliott is part of the petition opposing the station. As of Thursday, they had received 550 signatures. He lives just ten feet away from the potential site.

He says when he purchased his new home in October, developers never mentioned the possibility of a fire station.

“The noise and the traffic would be really bad. And we just feel like there’s many other spots in Spring Hill that they could put another fire department,” Elliott said.

Backlash from Southern Springs community over potential fire station (wsmv.com)

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This is a neighborhood where the need for quick emergency response should be a priority in the minds of the people living there. But you want to go NIMBY?

I hope they are successful, and the Fire Station is built somewhere else, and as far as possible that way the residents can stroke out and die in peace and silence.

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7 thoughts on “This one I don’t get.”
  1. So… no one in the retirement community are worried about a medical emergency? Because the FD will show up for that, too.

  2. How many fires, accidents, etc. per day are there, if the traffic would be that bad thanks to the fire station?

  3. Morons.
    Complete morons.
    I used to live across the street from a fire station, and they were far and away the best neighbors I have ever had. The sirens were never used until they were hitting the main road, and frankly, that would happen regardless of where the station is located. Passing by, or originating in your neighborhood? No difference.
    I think the only neighbor that would be better would be a water tower/storage tank.

  4. Aside from the absurdity of a **RETIREMENT COMMUNITY** being pissed about a fire station being placed close to them (since, at least in my area, FD rolls on any medical call), these NIMBY might end up screwing themselves in another way.
    This was just a thing in my area, so it’s about the only reason I thought about it. Beyond replacing old stations, part of the reason for standing up new stations is a as a way of establishing, maintaining, or improving their department’s ISO rating. Things like available apparatus, response time, available personnel, available reserve equipment, and a whole bunch of other things go into consideration for an ISO rating. From what I can find, Spring Hill FD was a split of Class 4 and Class 9 back in 2012 and had moved to a Class 3 department as of 2017. Those ratings directly affect insurance premiums people pay, sometimes pretty substantially. The UT MTAS has a bunch of information and write ups on it.
    Saying, “I don’t want a fire station” here is tantamount to saying, “I know the government is going to spend this money anyway. But I want to be sure that it benefits me in a lesser way.”
    People are weird.

  5. This fool sounds like he thinks he lives next door to Da City’s Medic 2 in 1980. At that time the busiest medic unit, by number of calls, in North America.

    Who caught most of their calls, once they went in service at the hospital.

    Such foolishness was, at one time, institutionize-able.

  6. At least in California’s power grid being next to a fire station puts you in a “No Cut” distribution block. That means they would never be affected by rolling blackouts, and would probably be a high priority for repairs. Both good things in my view.

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