Daily Dispatch: Tennessee News
Chattanooga fire crews respond to toppled radio tower, partial roof collapse
Thu, 16 May 2019 15:51:07 -0700
VIDEO: Chattanooga firefighters were sent to the scene after a radio tower fell in the woods Thursday morning. It happened at WNOO off of Hendricks Street, which is near Holtzclaw Avenue. Our NewsChannel 9 SkyCam captured video of the scene from above. Our crew on the scene says no one was hurt. It's not clear what caused the tower to tip over.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2019 3:51:07 PM - SOURCE: WTVC-TV ABC 9
Fatal construction accident in White House
Thu, 16 May 2019 12:33:02 -0700
According to News4 news partner Smokey Barn News, A White House man was killed after an excavator overturned on him. Officials say the construction site was on New Hall Road just outside White House, at approximately 9:20 AM Thursday. The construction of a new church was being done by volunteers, when one of the parishioners driving a wheeled loader overturned and landed on top of him.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2019 12:33:02 PM - SOURCE: WSMV-TV NBC 4
I-81 reopens after car hauler overturns near Bristol
Thu, 16 May 2019 11:55:37 -0700
PHOTOS: The Tennessee Highway Patrol says all lanes of Interstate 81 south have reopened after a tractor-trailer hauling vehicles overturned near Bristol. The crash was first reported around 1:40 Thursday afternoon near mile marker 73. State troopers say the truck left the road when the driver swerved to avoid a vehicle that cut in front of it.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2019 11:55:37 AM - SOURCE: WJHL-TV CBS 11
DeKalb Fire Department forms volunteer Rehab Support Team
Thu, 16 May 2019 13:56:53 -0700
VIDEO: Firefighting and Rescue operations can be a strenuous undertaking, carried out in all weather conditions. The risk of stress to firefighters is critically high and can adversely affect their physical condition. To help tend to their needs at the scene, the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department has formed a Fire Rehab volunteer program which is also a member of the multi-county Middle Tennessee Rehab Alliance.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2019 1:56:53 PM - SOURCE: WJLE 1480-AM & 101.7-FM
Crews respond to overnight West Knoxville apartment fire
Thu, 16 May 2019 06:52:20 -0700
VIDEO: Knoxville fire crews battled an apartment fire in West Knoxville early Thursday. We're told the flames broke out around 2:30 A.M. Thursday at the Retreat at West Hills apartments. Firefighters arriving to find tenants evacuating one of the buildings. After helping make sure all 20 units were clear, crews found a bathroom vent fan burning which ignited part of the attic in an upstairs unit.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2019 6:52:20 AM - SOURCE: WATE-TV ABC 6
Update: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office identifies body in fire, woman cited for hose damage
Wed, 15 May 2019 14:33:09 -0700
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) says the body of an Ooltewah man was found in a burning house in the Hurricane Creek neighborhood. On Tuesday, May 7, firefighters responded to a fire at 707 Stone Crest Circle. Officials say the fire destroyed the home, and crews recovered the body of a man.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2019 2:33:09 PM - SOURCE: WTVC-TV ABC 9
Son saves his father from burning home in Robertson County
Tue, 14 May 2019 17:01:48 -0700
VIDEO: magine coming home to a burning house, with your father still inside. That's what happened to a Robertson County man who saved his father's life. Firefighters responded to a house fire on West Stone Creek Trail in Coopertown around 4:30 p.m. Monday. Hunter Bridges, 24, said he drove to the store while his dad, Randall, was making french fries for dinner.
- PUB DATE: 5/14/2019 5:01:48 PM - SOURCE: WTVF-TV CBS 5
New bill would help Tennessee firefighters diagnosed with cancer in a major way
Tue, 14 May 2019 21:13:38 -0700
VIDEO: Cancer is known as the silent killer and is considered the leading cause of death among firefighters. A new law in Tennessee to help firefighters diagnosed with cancer is headed to the governor’s desk, and Memphis firefighters are eager for it to be signed. The bill would establish a presumption that being a firefighter is not only dangerous, but there is a risk to contracting cancer.
- PUB DATE: 5/14/2019 9:13:38 PM - SOURCE: WHBQ-TV FOX 13
Carter County home destroyed in morning fire
Wed, 15 May 2019 05:45:11 -0700
VIDEO: A home is destroyed after a Wednesday morning fire in Carter County. According to the Hampton Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Department, they responded to a house fire at 2:43 Wednesday morning on the 600 block of Long Hollow Road. Carter County EMS transported to the home owner to the Johnson City Medical Center for treatment of burns to his upper body.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2019 5:45:11 AM - SOURCE: WJHL-TV CBS/ABC 11
Volunteer fire departments ask for $1.5 million from Hamilton County 2020 budget
Tue, 14 May 2019 16:47:14 -0700
Hamilton County volunteer firefighters risk their lives to save those in need outside the city limits. Now, they say they need the county's help. The eight departments currently share $500,000 from the county, but now they're hoping to bump that up about 300%. “We're looking to get new monitors like what they carry on the ambulance, so LifePak 15's,” said volunteer firefighter Joey Quarles.
- PUB DATE: 5/14/2019 4:47:14 PM - SOURCE: WTVC-TV ABC 9
Bradley County EMS eyes a $5,000 bonus for new hires
Wed, 15 May 2019 09:02:17 -0700
In an effort to recruit new Emergency Medical Services personnel, the Bradley County Commission's Emergency Services Committee is recommending to offer a $5,000 bonus for new employees. The suggestion arose when discussion of the 2019-20 budget touched on employee turnover and 10 open positions in the county’s ambulance service.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2019 9:02:17 AM - SOURCE: Cleveland Daily Banner
Signal Mountain Council puts off budget decision; other members do not back mayor's 22 percent increase option
Tue, 14 May 2019 05:01:32 -0700
The Signal Mountain Council has put off a budget decision, with other members not backing a 22-percent tax hike recommendation by Mayor Dan Landrum. The town of Signal Mountain is facing increasing expenses and reduced income and the council must decide what to do. A grant that helped pay the salaries for firefighters at the new fire station will soon end and the town will become entirely responsible for those employees.
- PUB DATE: 5/14/2019 5:01:32 AM - SOURCE: Chattanoogan
Hendersonville: Rescued toddler grows up to work for the fire department that saved his life
Sat, 11 May 2019 04:45:03 -0700
VIDEO: Sometimes the best way of thanking your heroes is becoming one of them. A young man is now firefighter after he credits them for saving his life. The new recruit says he is ready to give others second chances. Zack Jones always had one dream job and that was to be a firefighter. “I grew up around just hearing the stories and it always sounded really cool to be a part of the department that saved my life,” said Jones.
- PUB DATE: 5/11/2019 4:45:03 AM - SOURCE: WTVF-TV CBS 5
Greenback and its fire department battle over land ownership
Sat, 11 May 2019 21:24:34 -0700
The city of Greenback and the Greenback Volunteer Fire Department are locked in lawsuits over the rightful ownership of two parcels of land. The properties were donated on behalf of the city by former Mayor Tom Peeler to the fire department on Dec. 2018 — the day after Peeler left office after 44 years as mayor.
- PUB DATE: 5/11/2019 9:24:34 PM - SOURCE: Maryville Daily Times - Metered Site
Residents injured, displaced in Nashville apartment fire
Sat, 11 May 2019 04:45:01 -0700
Several people were displaced after a fire broke out in a Nashville apartment building. Firefighters responded to the Village on the Green Apartments on Ed Temple Boulevard Friday afternoon. At least six units were extensively damage and at least 20 people are displaced. First responders treated three people for injuries at the scene.
- PUB DATE: 5/11/2019 4:45:01 AM - SOURCE: WTVF-TV CBS 5
Retiring Clarksville fire chief joins his last class of rookie firefighters for their first live fire
Mon, 13 May 2019 04:55:41 -0700
PHOTOS: It was a special day for a group of new rookie firefighters, graduating after eight weeks of intensive fire training and experiencing their first fire in Friday's live fire evolution, as friends and family observed. "This is the first time they see fire and feel fire," said Michael Rios, Fire Prevention Officer for Clarksville Fire Rescue.
- PUB DATE: 5/13/2019 4:55:41 AM - SOURCE: Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle - Metered Site
Brentwood first responders honor fallen Tennessee police officers
Sat, 11 May 2019 04:28:30 -0700
VIDEO: Brentwood officers joined members of the Brentwood Fire and Rescue team, and other officers in the area this morning to show their support for fallen Tennessee police officers. According to Assistant Chief of Brentwood Police Tommy Walsh, family members of the officers along with members of the state Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) held a ceremony Friday morning in Nashville to honor the service of those fallen officers.
- PUB DATE: 5/11/2019 4:28:30 AM - SOURCE: Spring Hill Homepage
Blount County first responders use teamwork to try and save children found unresponsive in bathtub
Thu, 09 May 2019 15:00:56 -0700
First responders from across our area came together this week to try and save two young lives. When a mother found her two small children unconscious in the bathtub of a Blount County home, it took paramedics and firefighters from several agencies to help treat them. "We train for everybody’s worst day," said Seymour Volunteer Fire Department Chief John Linsenbigler.
- PUB DATE: 5/9/2019 3:00:56 PM - SOURCE: WBIR-TV NBC 10
Downed power line causes fire at Murfreesboro motel
Thu, 09 May 2019 21:37:26 -0700
VIDEO: A truck leaving the parking lot of Chrisman Motel snagged a low-hanging power line, causing it to fall on the building a create a power surge, which led to a fire in two of the units. Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department said the fire occurred around 4 p.m. Thursday. Crews were able to extinguish the fires and no occupants or firefighters were injured.
- PUB DATE: 5/9/2019 9:37:26 PM - SOURCE: WSMV-TV NBC 4
Crossville City Council considers dispatch agreement
Thu, 09 May 2019 13:07:21 -0700
The Crossville City Council is considering a month-to-month funding agreement with the Central Communications Committee while it finalizes a new agreement with Cumberland County for emergency communications services. “We need to be prepared,” Councilman J.H. Graham III said during the council’s Tuesday work session.
- PUB DATE: 5/9/2019 1:07:21 PM - SOURCE: Crossville Chronicle
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