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Posted on: November 12, 2014

[ARCHIVED] MFRD Headquarters Receives Community Landscape Award

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Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department Headquarters located at 202 East Vine Street received the “Community Landscape Award” from the City of Murfreesboro’s Urban Environmental Commission Wednesday afternoon.

Brad Barbee, Department Coordinator for Urban Environmental, presented the prestigious sign to A-Shift crew members at Headquarters. The sign will be displayed for one month acknowledging the station’s good landscape design and maintenance practices.

“The Murfreesboro Urban Environmental Department is honored to be able to present the Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department Headquarters with the Community Landscape Award,” said Barbee. “A-Shift has made a significant upgrade to the curb appeal of this historic building that the Murfreesboro community can appreciate and enjoy.”

During the summer months, Headquarters’ A-Shift crews worked tirelessly to “spruce up” the landscaping at the station. The crews planted new grass, rid the lawn of weeds, edged the flower beds with stacked bricks, planted new flowers and shrubs, and replaced an overgrown tree with a new, smaller crape myrtle.

“We’re very excited to be nominated for this award. It shows us that people in the community noticed the changes that we’ve made to be a better neighbor in the downtown district,” said Captain/Shift Inspector Nora Smith. “I’m proud of the men and women on my shift that worked hard to make this happen.”

The purpose of the Community Landscape Award is to recognize properties in the City of Murfreesboro that make positive contributions to the city’s landscape. There are four award categories: Single family properties, Multi-family properties, Commercial/Industrial Commercial Businesses or Industrial Sites, and Residential HOA. Persons wishing to submit a nomination may do so by visiting

Front Row (L to R): Ben Honeycutt, Ronnie Nobles, Randy Shaw, Nora Smith, and Jeffrey Clementi

Back Row (L to R): Raymond Smith, John Flynt, James Jones, and Sean Wheeler

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