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Crossville FD To Purchase New Turnout Gear

City of Crossville set to spend a budgeted $80,000 on new gear for the fire department. Fire Chief Chris South said they will purchase 20 sets of turnout gear. He said it will include both lightweight gear and structural firefighting gear. “Obviously with our line of work, the gear is exposed to the products of fire on a regular basis,” ... Read More »

Crossville Auctioning Property Previously Considered For Fire Station

Crossville will sell property purchased for a fire station that the city no longer feels can serve that purpose. The property is 1140 Sparta Highway, containing over 12 acres. The city will auction the property for $30,000 an acre as a reserve price. City Manager Greg Wood said the property was purchased years ago, before the city grew in other ... Read More »

Minor Smoke Inhalation After Crossville Life Care Center Fire

The Crossville Life Care Center caught on fire Tuesday resulting in two staff and three residents needing medical attention. The five people were transported to Cumberland Medical Center for minor smoke inhalation. The Crossville Fire Department quickly extinguished the small fire located in one of the nurses stations. The administration staff have relocated residents to unaffected parts of the building. ... Read More »

Chris South Becomes Crossville’s New Fire Chief

The Crossville Fire Department has a new chief with Chris South taking over operations. South previously served as deputy chief and has been with the department since 1994. South said the accomplishment achieves a long term goal of leading. “As a firefighter and growing up in this for over 30 years, I have tried to make preparations to lead the ... Read More »

All Crossville City Offices Are Appointment Only

Beginning Tuesday all Crossville city offices will be open to appointment only and the drive-thru window will be open from 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM. All residents are being encouraged to use drive-thru and online services for Crossville. Water payments can be made online at or through calling 833-209-4457. Service fees are being waived for online and phone payments. ... Read More »

Crossville Fire Department’s Ladder Truck Paying Off

Crossville firefighters are fighting fires better with a ladder truck they’ve had for two years. The truck has a 107-foot ladder with a camera at the top, which allows a better aerial view of the fire. Deputy Fire Chief Chris South said this feature allows firefighters to remotely control the water nozzle. “It sets up and deploys much quicker,” South ... Read More »