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Proactive Replacement of Crucial Sewer Trunkline

The Reedy Creek Sewer Trunkline project began last month.  A sewer trunk line is an underground pipeline that collects overflow from smaller lines and feeds into one main pipeline. It’s one of the crucial pieces to having a well-functioning sewer system. The initial phase will begin at the Wastewater Treatment Plant with a tunnel under […]

Highlighting Heroes: Firefighter Bill Donoho

Bill Donoho has been working for the City of Kingsport for 27 years. Donoho is a fireman, engineer, and paramedic. At a young age, Donoho was inspired to become a firefighter by his father, who helped start the first responder program in the state of Tennessee. Donoho got involved with the medical side, started taking […]

Sparky the Fire Dog

Sparky is Kingsport Fire Department’s robotic interactive tool for teaching fire and safety awareness. He’s been helping Public Information Officer Barry Brickey spread the word about fire safety to local schools, senior centers and community events. Recently, Domtar donated $12,000 to the KFD to purchase a new Sparky! The new Sparky is an updated model […]

Every smoke alarm has an expiration date: What’s yours?

The Kingsport Fire Department (KFD) urges all residents to know how old their smoke alarms are and to replace them every 10 years. Does your home have a smoke alarm? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the answer is likely yes. NFPA research shows that most American homes have at least one. But do […]

The History of the Kingsport Fire Department

The Kingsport Fire Department was organized June 23, 1916 as a self-supporting volunteer organization consisting of 48 men divided among four companies. Their gear consisted of four hand-drawn hose reels, 2,000 feet of hose, one hand-drawn hook and ladder truck, (which had one 20ft and one 30ft ladder an 18ft wall ladder, and axes, poles, […]

Bill Donoho

Kingsport Firefighter Follows In Father’s Footsteps Bill Donoho has been working for the City of Kingsport for 27 years. Donoho is a fireman, engineer, and paramedic. At a young age, Donoho was inspired to become a firefighter by his father, who helped start the first responder program in the state of Tennessee. Donoho got involved […]

Kingsport has joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities

In September, Kingsport was named one of only 121 communities in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities in the US. To receive this recognition, Kingsport had to demonstrate its adaptability to an aging US population. Features such as walkable streets, better housing and transportation and the opportunity for residents to participate in community activities are […]

The City of Kingsport Launches New Website

If you’ve been to the KingsportTN.gov page recently, don’t refresh the page – the City of Kingsport has launched its new website. It contains useful and up-to-date information, provides a better resource to gain information about the city and is easier to navigate for residents. The city is excited to launch its new website. Planning […]

Kingsport Senior Center: The Fun Begins at 50!

The Kingsport Senior Center is a community resource dedicated to enriching the quality of life for area seniors. It is reserved for those aged 50 years young and up. The National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) accredited the Kingsport Senior Center in May of 2015. The Kingsport Senior Center joins only seven other centers in […]