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Fire departments compete to install 100+ alarms

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NASHVILLE — During Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4-10), at least 10 Tennessee fire departments will take part in the inaugural “100 For 100” smoke alarm installation challenge. These fire departments will attempt to install at least 100 smoke alarms in a 24-hour period in their communities to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the State Fire Marshall’s […]

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Arlington pledges $150K minimum for veterans’ home

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The Town of Arlington agreed to front a minimum of $150,000 toward the West Tennessee Veterans Home at Monday’s meeting of the mayor and town board. The board also agreed that if the community could raise $50,000 toward the cause, it would match that number. That would bring the total donation for the city and […]

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Flames engulf Cordova home on July 5

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Fireworks were the likely cause of a blaze that heavily damaged a Cordova home overnight on July 4, investigators say. After exhaustive investigative efforts at the scene, the fire marshal of the Shelby County Fire Department (SCFD) points towards discarded remnants of discharged fireworks as a probable source of the fire that virtually destroyed the residence — a […]

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3-vehicle wreck Monday sends 5 to area hospitals

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Five Mid-South residents, including one who had to be airlifted, were transported to local hospitals after a dramatic three-car accident in Lakeland Monday morning. Two cars were travelling eastbound on U.S. 70, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, when a westbound 2005 Dodge Ram failed to maintain its line and struck one of the eastbound […]

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Fire station renovation slated to end by Sept. 1

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Rain delays have pushed back the completion date for renovations to Arlington’s Fire Station No. 71. Fire chief David Franks said Monday the original target date was Aug. 1, but he now hopes to see the renovations completed by Sept. 1. Expansions on the north and west side of the existing station will add 1,480 […]

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Arlington Fire Dept. reports May incidents

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Arlington fire chief David Franks reported at the June 2 city board meeting that his department handled 71 calls during May, bringing the total to 400 for the year through May 31. He broke down the 71 calls into these categories: 44, emergency medical services (EMS) 18, fire 9, motor vehicle accidents More actions Also […]

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First responders honored for rescuing teen from crushed car

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At the June meeting of Arlington’s mayor and board of alderman, fire chief David Franks read a story about a life saved and honors earned. American Medical Response, Arlington Fire Department, Shelby County Fire Department and The Hospital Wing received the Tennessee Emergency Medical Services “Star of Life” award in a May 15 ceremony this […]

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Arlington Fire has slow month, station renovation stays on target for Aug. 1

At the June 1 town board meeting, Arlington’s fire chief David Franks reported renovation progress and a slow month of activities in May. Renovations Arlington’s Fire Station 71 should be completed on time, Franks said. He anticipates the building, located at 11754 Douglas St., will be in use again by Aug. 1 as originally planned. […]

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May 7 ceremony to honor officers killed in line of duty

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery in Memphis will host a tribute May 7 to the law enforcement and firefighting officers who have been killed in the line of duty. The 10th annual Fallen Heroes Memorial Service will begin at 9:30 a.m.. The ceremony will be held at the Fallen Heroes Monument, […]

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Lakeland board approves new subdivision, promotes special census

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Lakeland’s city board approved modifications to a new subdivision, got an update on this winter’s abundant potholes, got updates on the city’s special census and discussed a hike in the county fire fee during the March 12 regular board meeting. Lakeland Commons The board approved the Lakeland Commons Planned Development, bounded by U.S. 70 on […]

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Memphis sports bar to raise firefighter funds March 26

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Fox & Hound in Memphis is teaming up with The Memphis Fire Fighters Association Foundation to support Memphis fire fighters and their families. The business, located at 5101 Sanderlin Road, will host a celebration to benefit The Memphis Fire Fighters Association Foundation on March 26. The party will be 6-9 p.m., where […]

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2 Shelby County volunteers honored for fire department work

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A community leader from north Shelby County and an Explorer with the Shelby County Fire Department were presented Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s Volunteer Stars Award at a March 9 ceremony in Franklin, Tenn. They joined winners from the other 94 counties in Tennessee. Leah Sticklin has worked for more than 25 years with the Northaven […]

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