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Cookeville FD Recipient Of Grant From Firehouse Subs

The Cookeville Fire Department has been named a recipient of a $25,113 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation and local Cookeville stores. Chief Benton Young said that the funds will be used to purchase an inflatable rescue raft, helmets, personal flotation devices, tow tethers, and throw rope bags, as well as wetsuits to fulfill a critical need within ... Read More »

Pickett Applying For Grant For Ambulance And Fire Dept.

Pickett County is pursuing a grant for a new ambulance and equipment for its fire department. County Executive Carey Garner said that the grant could be worth at least $500,000. “We have two ambulances that will go out of service, one of them will be this year and one of them will be next year,” Garner said. “We’ve already applied ... Read More »

PCSS To Donate Old Bus To Cookeville FD For Training

Putnam County Schools will donate a bus to the Cookeville Fire Department for training. Lieutenant Charles McFalls is also a bus driver for the county school system. He said that the department has a lot of training with regular vehicles, but not much with school buses. “You know we may have to cut into the side of the bus where ... Read More »

Smoke From Derryberry Hall Related To Roof Construction

Smoke seen on Tennessee Tech’s campus near Derryberry Hall Saturday related to construction on the building’s roof. In a press release from the university, it stated “Work to remove the upper portion of the building’s cupola generated heavy smoke and hot embers as a crew cut portions of the tower free.” Cookeville Fire Department Lieutenant Charles McFalls said that those ... Read More »

Livingston PD Staffing Shortage During COVID, Mayor Asks Community To Help

Livingston Police are having to work extra shifts, and leadership are patrolling: the impacts of the latest COVID surge. Mayor Curtis Hayes said officers and their families are being hit hard, leaving shifts understaffed. Hayes said he looked into a city employee vaccine mandate because he wants to protect his people. “We’re just filling the gaps,” Hayes said. “The great ... Read More »

CFD Providing Smoke Alarm Installations With State Fire Marshal Partnership

Informational flyers in Cookeville utility bill statements have caused an influx in smoke alarm installations. Interim Chief Benton Young said that Cookeville Fire Department has been partnering with the Tennessee State Fire Marshal to provide the resource for some time. He said that they decided to put flyers in bill statements to increase awareness of the service. “We hope to ... Read More »

Sparta FD To Purchase New Cameras And Extraction Equipment

Sparta plans to purchase new infrared cameras and extrication stabilization equipment for the city fire department. The city’s budget has $5,000 for the cameras and $6,000 for the extraction gear, also known as cribbing. Fire Chief Kirk Young said both are necessary purchases to replace aging tools. “It will make it safer for the volunteers and paid guys to use ... Read More »

Search Has Begun For Cookeville’s New Fire Chief

The search for Cookeville’s new fire chief is underway. City Manager James Mills said the city plans on working with MTAS to find the right person for the job. “We’re looking for someone of course who is an experienced firefighter,” Mills said. “Energetic, teambuilder, and especially with exceptional leadership skills.” Mills said that they are conducting a statewide search to ... Read More »

Sparta Budgeting For Fire Station 2 Roof Repairs To Complete Renovations

Sparta wants to replace portions of the Fire Station 2 roof. The city’s budget has about $17,000 allocated to the work. Chief Kirk Young said leaks and general wear and tear caused him to request the upgrade. “The roof in the garage area is approximately 15 years old,” Young said. “We did the living quarter areas about two years ago, ... Read More »

East Clay Volunteer Fire Departments Hosts Fish Fry and Auction

The East Clay Volunteer Fire Department is excited to invite people to their Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser on Saturday. Finance Manager Larry Shell said in addition to the fish fry, there will also be a live auction with many of the items donated by community members. Shell said that the fire department relies on this kind of generosity from supporters ... Read More »