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Search For Missing White County Resident Continues

White County Resident Roy Whited remains missing after a day-long search effort Tuesday around Lovejoy Road involving about 100 people. Sheriff Steve Page said the search included volunteers, sheriff deputies, EMS personnel, and TWRA staff. Page said day was successful in terms of how much ground they covered. “I think we’ve checked off several boxes today with the search,” Page ... Read More »

Putnam Local Emergency Exercises Set For Tuesday

The Putnam County Local Emergency Planning Committee will hold a training event Tuesday to create better cohesion among agencies from across jurisdictions. Putnam County 9-1-1 Assistant Director Josh Womack said law enforcement, rescue squads, and fire departments from across the county will have separate drills and scenarios to work through. He said the training will help them develop skills for ... Read More »

Local School Systems Revamping Fire Alarm Protocols

School systems across the Upper Cumberland are bolstering fire alarm policies after a change in state policy. The new legislation requires all schools to develop procedures to determine the cause of an activated fire alarm. Pickett County Director of Schools Diane Elder said she held a safety meeting with the school’s new homeland security officer, local law enforcement, and EMS. ... Read More »

Coleman Creating New Goals For Fentress Ambulance Service

Daniel Coleman is putting together a list of goals as Fentress County’s new Director of Ambulance Service. Coleman said in his first two weeks with the department, staff has worked together to create a “fine line” of goals for service improvements. He said top priorities are keeping ambulances staffed, recruiting, and retaining employees. Coleman said he is excited to bring ... Read More »

New Ambulances On The Way To Clay For Aging Chassis

Two new ambulances are on the way in Clay County to mitigate soaring maintenance costs caused by high-milage units. EMS Director Andy Hall said he expects one ambulance to arrive this fall, while the second remains at least a year from arrival. He said the county had to replace a $16,000 motor for an ambulance recently. He said that money ... Read More »

UCHRA Public Transportation Looking At EMS Agreement

UCHRA considering agreements with local EMS departments to ensure that residents can receive transportation services during extreme weather. Executive Director Mark Farley said during the early January storm, UCHRA Public Transportation did not have vehicles equipped to travel safely on local roads. He said many residents missed medical appointments without the service. “It could be a number of different things ... Read More »

Church Hosting Mock DUI Event To Raise Awareness

Cookeville’s Sycamore Church of Christ will host a theatrical DUI production Saturday to help parents teach children the dangers of driving drunk. Sycamore Church of Christ Family Minister Kevin Daughrity said groups of 20 will be led through a 30-minute tour of 12 rooms. He said they will watch the story of a child losing her life to drunk driving ... Read More »

Liberty Fire Station Opens Wednesday, Expanded Dekalb Coverage

Dekalb County will open a new fire station in Liberty Wednesday, hoping to cut down response time on the western end of the county. Dekalb County Fire Chief Donny Green said the new district station will be a futuristic approach to providing equipment support to areas lacking emergency resources. The station will accommodate a fire engine, a water tanker, and ... Read More »

Putnam EMS Sees Lowest Write-Offs In Eight Years

Putnam County EMS write-offs were the lowest in eight years, sitting at some $647,438. EMS Director Tommy Copeland said it is a pretty big number, but is typically pretty consistent. He said they typically give the same amount of money they have to write off annually. “It’s more or less we’re providing a service and hoping somebody pays us afterward ... Read More »

Clay County To Set Up Full Budget For EMS After Last Month’s Acquisition

Clay County will bear the total cost of emergency services moving forward. Mayor Dale Reagan said the county previously had an agreement to provide the ambulance units and the city of Celina would cover the service. He said after the county acquired the ambulance service last month, that agreement is no longer in effect. “We’ll have a full ambulance budget ... Read More »