After five years and more than $50,000 in fundraising, the Top Of The World community has its own fire station.
Now it just needs firefighters.
"We're using it for a training station right now," explained Blount County Fire Protection District Chief Doug McClanahan.
"The need right now is for more volunteers, more folks in the neighborhood to step up and say 'I want to help, I want to be a fire fighter'."
He says they've currently got about six people enrolled, but need about four more to be fully staffed and able to ensure an emergency response.
About ten miles up the Foothills Parkway, Top Of The World earns its name.
And navigating the tight gravel roads from the neighboring station in Walland is tough.
The chief says it takes about 25 minutes to respond.
Firefighter Mike McClurg wanted to change that.
He lives in the area and says insurance companies assigned homes in the community with the worst possible, and most expensive fire safety rating.
He wanted to help homeowners save some money, but also better protect the area.
"Living in a match box like Top Of The World, it's tough to prevent fire," said McClurg. "I've always been the kind of guy you tell 'don't do that,' I try to find a way to make it happen."
And Chief McClanahan says they're close.
They're trying to move the current volunteers through training as quickly as possible.
He says it takes about 100 hours of training before a firefighter can respond on a call. But he says after that, applicants can be hired as part-time
Using firefighters from neighboring stations, the chief says they've already used the new station to respond to four calls in the weeks it's been operating as a training facility.
McClanahan says that engine was first on the scene of last week's disaster at Abram's Creek when a woman was killed and several others injured during severe storms.
"The need is there. The community is growing," said McClanahan.
Now he says the station just needs more support.