What could have been a routine demo day for Donnelly Timmons & Associates was instead flipped to benefit the local Brentwood Fire Department.
After acquiring a local Brentwood home with the intention to demo and rebuild, Donnelly Timmons & Associates partnered with the Brentwood Fire Department by offering the home for a controlled burn.
Practical Made Purposeful
The controlled burn occurred on May 9, 2022, under the direction of Brentwood Fire Chief Brian Goss. Donnelly Timmons & Associates now plans to build a new home on the property.
Fire departments use controlled burns as learning experiences for both new and veteran firefighters. The exercise allows firefighters to work a real, controlled fire situation and apply basic skills, communicate with their crew, and witness how fire reacts in various circumstances.
Urban and city fire departments rarely have an opportunity to practice a controlled burn with a home, specifically. This is not only due to most homeowners’ preference to renovate, but also because of safety concerns; homes are often close to other structures or a forest. Additionally, sending firefighters to mock house-fire demonstrations – which are less involved – are costly.
Building with Community In-Mind
Donnelly Timmons & Associates is a premier, Nashville-based residential contractor specializing in custom-built homes and renovations. With a commitment to customer service and quality, the company has renovated and built countless luxury homes in Nashville, Franklin, and Brentwood for 20 years.
Donnelly Timmons & Associates is a member of the Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee (HBAMT) and is Better Business Bureau (BBB) accredited.