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SCFD to dedicate 12 ambulances Feb. 9

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The Shelby County Fire Department is dedicating its first-ever ambulances in a ceremony at 9 a.m. Feb. 9. The dedication for the 12 state-of-the-art advanced life support ambulances will be at SCFD Headquarters, 1075 Mullins Station Road, Memphis. It’s been a day long awaited since 1972 when the SCFD first began answering emergency calls. Shelby […]

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Brendalay Grill closed to repair Monday’s fire damage

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A fire significantly damaged Brendalay Grill, an Arlington restaurant, in the early hours of Monday. A Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted the flames coming through the restaurant’s roof and called the fire in at 12:44 a.m. Monday. An Arlington fire truck was on the scene within five minutes, and the Shelby County Fire Department […]

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Arlington, Collierville students win state fire poster contest

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NASHVILLE—The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office has recognized the winning entrants in the 2016 Fire Prevention Poster Contest, including students from Arlington and Collierville. Local winners included: 12th-grade winner: Katie Tucker of Collierville High School, sponsored by Collierville Fire & Rescue Eighth-grade winner: Julia Timms of Collierville Middle School, sponsored by Collierville Fire & Rescue […]

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Sportsmen urged to be careful in drought conditions

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The dry conditions across Tennessee have created a tinderbox where fires can be accidentally set, which has led the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to urge sportsmen be especially cautious as the popular muzzle-loading season opens statewide. “There is a lot of fires being fought right now and we have even had some on our wildlife […]

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At a Glance for Sept. 8, 2016

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Pancake breakfast tickets go on sale September 13 Bartlett Reserve Firefighters will host their popular annual pancake breakfast on Oct. 8 at the Bartlett Municipal Center, 5868 Stage Road. Food will be served 7-11 a.m., and tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children ages 12 and younger. Guests will get two pancakes, two […]

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More Tennessee children die in fires in June, July

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NASHVILLE—The State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding parents and caregivers of the necessity of fire safety education following an analysis of Tennessee fire data. The information revealed an uptick of child fire fatalities during the summer months of June and July. Data from the Tennessee Fire Incident Reporting System shows that since 2010 there have […]

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MLGW updates Lakeland on ‘catastrophic failure’ of substation

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Editor’s note: This version of the story, updated as of July 22, contains details about the potential toxicity of a mineral oil fire — details that replace our original story’s reference to mineral oil as harmless. MLGW is currently reviewing a Bartlett Express request for information on whether the destroyed transformer’s oil did or did not […]

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Bartlett Fire preps to save lives and property

    Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional story series about “A Day in the Life” of city and county professionals. Steam carries the rich aroma of mountain-roasted beans, tickling the noses of Station One firefighters in Bartlett. Most everyone has a cup, and all are in good spirits. Stories and smiles are […]

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Arlington’s MLGW substation goes up in flames, residents hear big explosion

A Monday morning fire at an MLGW substation in Arlington disrupted power to between 19,000 and 22,000 MLGW accounts for several hours. On Tuesday, MLGW reported that around-the-clock repair work has begun, and the repair process could continue for up to six months. On Wednesday, MLGW issued a request for all Lakeland and Arlington to limit their electricity […]

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Hot, hot, hot!

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Speeding motorcyclists slam into SUV after police chase

Two of three motorcyclists evading police ran a red light and crashed into an SUV Friday night on U.S. 70 in Arlington, severely injuring the two adult drivers and injuring an eight-year-old rider. The third motorcyclist was able to avoid the wreck. The incident began around 7 p.m. when the third motorcyclist sped off Old […]

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Bartlett firefighter promoted March 8

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