Fire hydrants in Rutherford County may soon be required to be closer to new homes

Rules surrounding the placement of fire hydrants in Rutherford County may soon change. Currently, fire hydrants are required to be installed within 1,000 feet of new homes. A proposal by County Fire Chief Larry Farley would change that requirement to within 500-feet of new homes. The move would greatly help volunteer firefighters in the county gain quicker access to a water supply to fight fires. 

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