Daily Dispatch: Tennessee News
Man rescued from Frosty Morn plant fire punches Clarksville firefighter
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 12:53:06 -0700
Two people were rescued from a fire at the abandoned Frosty Morn plant Thursday night, and one of them punched a firefighter trying to assist him. At about 6:43 p.m., Clarksville Fire Rescue was dispatched to a fire with two people trapped at 625 Frosty Morn Drive, according to a news release from Capt.
- PUB DATE: 3/15/2019 12:53:06 PM - SOURCE: Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle
Fire damages Signal Mountain restaurant
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 06:27:50 -0700
VIDEO: An early morning fire severely damaged a Signal Mountain restaurant Monday. The fire, reported by a passing driver, came in about 6:30am when they saw heavy smoke at the Patron Mexican Grill at 3720 Taft Highway. Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputies have temporarily closed the 3700 block of Taft Highway and Hollister Road.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2019 6:27:50 AM - SOURCE: WRCB-TV NBC 3 Chattanooga
Nine families displaced by Church Hill apartment fire
Sun, 17 Mar 2019 15:14:16 -0700
VIDEO: The occupants of nine apartments were displaced as a result of a Sunday afternoon fire at The Landings apartment complex on Silver Lake Road in Church Hill. Around 3:10 p.m., the Church Hill Fire Department responded to the fire, which destroyed 10 apartments, although one was vacant. Church Hill Police Department Chief Chad Mosley told the Times News that everyone got out of the complex safely and there were no serious injuries.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2019 3:14:16 PM - SOURCE: Kingsport Times-News
Knoxville Fire Department investigating if cigarette caused fire in historical home
Sat, 16 Mar 2019 06:44:48 -0700
The Knoxville Fire Department is investigating the cause of an early morning fire in Old North Knoxville. At 6:15 crews responded to 1424 Armstrong Avenue after receiving and emergency call made by the homeowners. Upon arrival, firefighters found flames coming from the large, historical home's center balcony.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2019 6:44:48 AM - SOURCE: WBIR-TV Knoxville
Church burns in Evensville
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:35:57 -0700
Firefighters in Rhea County worked to put out a fire at the Evensville United Methodist Church on Saturday. A post from Rhea County Rescue Squad Dayton 600 says the fire broke out on Evensville Mountain Road a little after lunch. Dayton Rescue's Engine and members responded, along with several other Rhea County Fire Districts.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2019 8:35:57 AM - SOURCE: WTVC-TV ABC 9 Chattanooga
Chattanooga firefighters rescue dog trapped in wall of Hixson home
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 19:50:22 -0700
VIDEO: Chattanooga firefighters rescued a dog that was stuck in a wall of a Hixson home Thursday night. Fire department spokesperson Bruce Garner says a toy Dachshund named “Bella” was chasing a squirrel around the attic when she fell through an opening and inside a wall between the den and master bedroom.
- PUB DATE: 3/14/2019 7:50:22 PM - SOURCE: WRCB-TV NBC 3 Chattanooga
Councilman wants more county tax support for Elizabethton
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 22:53:18 -0700
There are lots of city residents who dislike having to pay property taxes to both their city and their county, often questioning what they get for the extra taxes. On Thursday, Treadway added another county budget area he saw as unfair: the county’s contribution to each of the county’s seven volunteer fire departments, while giving nothing to the city’s professional fire department.
- PUB DATE: 3/14/2019 10:53:18 PM - SOURCE: Johnson City Press
Tennessee State Fire Marshal warns flood victims to take precautions with electricity
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 03:16:38 -0700
VIDEO: The Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office is warning flood victims to take precautions around electricity to avoid fires. According to a news release, homes in flooded areas where the power was shut off need to be inspected by a certified electrical inspector before the power can be turned back on.
- PUB DATE: 3/15/2019 3:16:38 AM - SOURCE: WATE-TV ABC 6 Knoxville
Legislation to raise supplemental pay for police, firefighters
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 01:44:40 -0700
Legislation, sponsored by State Sen. Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro), raising the amount of supplemental pay received by professional fire fighters and police officers, advanced in the Tennessee Senate last week. Senate Bill 793 raises the annual supplement for the successful completion of at least 40 hours of in-service training from $600 to $800.
- PUB DATE: 3/14/2019 1:44:40 AM - SOURCE: Fayetteville Elk Valley Times
Live in Knox County? Here's how much a Rural/Metro fire service subscription would cost
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 03:55:38 -0700
VIDEO: Only about 40 percent of buildings in Knox County that are covered by Rural/Metro Fire are included in the voluntary subscriptions that fund the company's fire and emergency services operations. Those subscriptions average about $400 each year, according to R/M spokesperson Jeff Bagwell, who said the company relies on the square footage of living space on a property to determine rates for residences.
- PUB DATE: 3/14/2019 3:55:38 AM - SOURCE: Knoxville News-Sentinel
Man charged with setting Knoxville apartment fire
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 12:44:17 -0700
VIDEO: A Knoxville man is charged with arson after investigators said he intentionally started a fire in his apartment. Firefighters responded to the fire at Cherokee Ridge Apartments at 301 Woodlawn Pike just after midnight on Monday. No one was hurt, but eight people had to find a new place to live.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2019 12:44:17 PM - SOURCE: WBIR-TV Knoxville
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department Welcomes 25 new Fire Trainees
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 06:53:46 -0700
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department recently welcomed 25 new Fire Trainees. The large group was hired with $2.8 million in Federal grant funds the department was awarded last year. The "Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER)" grant is helping the department to achieve its goal of meeting National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) minimum staffing standards.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2019 6:53:46 AM - SOURCE: WGNS 1450-AM & 101.9 100.5-FM
Knox County considers new fire district tax, changes to fire departments' structures
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 04:56:33 -0700
Should Knox County establish its own public fire district and a new fire services tax to pay for it? A new study from the University of Tennessee says yes. The study, created by UT's County Technical Assistance Service, recommends the county consolidate fire and emergency services into a single fire district and eventually merge county fire coverage into a single public service.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2019 4:56:33 AM - SOURCE: Knoxville News-Sentinel
Affidavit: 2 people charged with arson after leaving scene of Chattanooga apartment fire
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 02:57:29 -0700
Police have arrested and charged two people with arson after a fire broke out at a Chattanooga apartment complex last week. On Wednesday, March 6, Chattanooga firefighters responded to Marina Pointe Apartments on Lake Resort Drive, where heavy smoke was coming from a second-floor apartment. Crews were able to keep the damage contained to the apartment unit, and put the fire out in about 10 minutes.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2019 2:57:29 AM - SOURCE: WTVC-TV ABC 9 Chattanooga
Cherokee Ridge Apartment in Knoxville evacuated after fire, no injuries reported
Tue, 12 Mar 2019 03:50:36 -0700
VIDEO: Some residents of a Knoxville apartment complex are requiring temporary assistance after a fire Monday forced tenants to evacuate. Knoxville Fire Department crews responded to a reported fire at the Cherokee Ridge Apartments on Woodlawn Drive for a reported apartment fire. Crews arrived to find smoke coming from one of the buildings and flames emanating from one of the units.
- PUB DATE: 3/12/2019 3:50:36 AM - SOURCE: WATE-TV ABC 6 Knoxville
City to Apply for SAFER Grant to Fund Two Full Time Smithville Firefighter Positions
Tue, 12 Mar 2019 03:59:28 -0700
For several years Smithville Fire Chief Charlie Parker has asked the city to fund at least a couple of full time positions in the fire department. As of today the only full time firefighter is Chief Parker himself. The other twenty seven members of the department are volunteers. Chief Parker said its becoming more difficult to recruit and retain volunteers and the city would benefit from having full time firefighters ready to respond at a moment’s notice.
- PUB DATE: 3/12/2019 3:59:28 AM - SOURCE: WJLE 1480-AM & 101.7-FM
Chattanooga firefighters honored at awards program
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 19:51:46 -0700
Chattanooga firefighters and their families gathered at The Westin Chattanooga Monday night to honor their own. With Chief Operating Officer Maura Sullivan and Fire Chief Phil Hyman presiding, more than 100 firefighters were recognized for outstanding efforts at emergencies throughout the year in 2018.
- PUB DATE: 3/11/2019 7:51:46 PM - SOURCE: WTVC-TV ABC 9 Chattanooga
Proposed bill could allow EMS, firefighters to go armed on duty
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 02:56:29 -0700
A bill introduced in the Tennessee legislature would allow emergency medical responders and firefighters to carry handguns for their safety, but some emergency response leaders aren’t sure that’s such a good idea. As written, the bill “authorizes any person employed as a firefighter or emergency medical technician (EMT), that has received a written directive from their supervisor and completed an annual eight-hour firearm training, to carry a handgun while engaged in the performance of the person’s official duties.
- PUB DATE: 3/11/2019 2:56:29 AM - SOURCE: Johnson City Press
Man charged with attempting to steal Tazewell fire truck from station
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 06:27:12 -0700
VIDEO: When the police officer found him behind the wheel with the engine running and the lights flashing, Johnathan Scott Rodriguez allegedly claimed the fire truck was his. And not only the truck, but the fire department where it was parked, too. The officer might have believed Rodriguez's tall tale, but for one little slip up.
- PUB DATE: 3/11/2019 6:27:12 AM - SOURCE: Knoxville News-Sentinel
Two hospitalized after RV catches fire in Chattanooga
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 05:10:25 -0700
Two people are recovering after their recreational vehicle (RV) caught fire Saturday afternoon. The Chattanooga Fire Department says it happened a little before 1 p.m. at 3000 East 34th Street at East Lake Park. Battalion Chief Lesley Morgan said two people were asleep in the RV when fire broke out. They got out of the RV, but they appeared to be suffering from smoke inhalation and were transported by Hamilton County EMS to a local hospital.
- PUB DATE: 3/11/2019 5:10:25 AM - SOURCE: WTVC-TV ABC 9 Chattanooga
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