Bridgestone Americas, Inc. made a special delivery to Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) on December 21 with a 53-foot fully enclosed emergency response trailer – and a new set of Bridgestone tires. MFRD is the host agency for the Middle Tennessee All-Hazards Incident Management Team, a component of the Tennessee Fire Chief’s Association Statewide Mutual Aid System.
This donation underscores Bridgestone’s commitment to promoting safer communities through prevention and readiness for emergencies. The unit will be utilized for the command staff’s work in developing the incident action plans, and the trailer’s canopy can be used for operational briefings for all responders. Additionally, the trailer will be beneficial to MFRD to use on major incidents within the city limits, as well as special events and mass gatherings across Middle Tennessee.
“The trailer is perfectly designed and fully equipped for the work of the incident management team,” said Fire Rescue Chief Mark Foulks. “We are extremely grateful to Bridgestone for the donation. It is a life-saving asset for MFRD and our regional and state partners.”
City Council voted to approve the donation on Thursday, November 30.
The trailer was delivered to Fleet Services on December 21. Once a few modifications are completed, the unit will be transported to Station 10 on Veterans Parkway where it will be stored until it is called for action.
About Bridgestone Americas, Inc.:
Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. BSAM and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The BSAM family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.
Picture 1: (L to R) Captain/Shift Training Officer Tracy Summar, Wilson County Fire Chief Jeremy Hobbs, Deputy Chief Roger Toombs, Fleet Services Director Jack Hyatt, Bridgestone Response Team Leader Chuck Tarver, Fire Rescue Chief Mark Foulks, and Bridgestone Response Team Communications Officer Jim Goffos.