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Volunteers sought for mass casualty exercise in Shelby County

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If there’s a little drama in you, Shelby County needs your acting skills. A mass casualty exercise on Oct. 11 needs volunteers to role play patients experiencing illness or injuries. The event is practice for a large-scale disaster and mass medical surge. Partners include the Shelby County Health Department, the Tennessee Department of Health, Agricenter […]

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Memphis woman drowns July 4 at Bartlett party

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The family of a young Memphis bride-to-be is mourning her drowning death at a July 4 party in Bartlett. Other party-goers pulled the unresponsive woman, 23-year-old Darian B. Towns, from the pool and began doing CPR to try to revive her. Bartlett Fire Department officers arrived just before 2 a.m., followed shortly by Bartlett Police […]

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Explosion injures MLGW contractor in Lakeland

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LAKELAND — An explosion seriously burned an MLGW contractor working on a storm drain in Lakeland this morning. He turned the valve on a butane tank, which exploded. The accident happened on the 4300 block of Gillespie. First responders took the victim, Jeff Fuhrman, to Regional Medical Center (also known as Region One, or The […]

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New radio system enhances work of Bartlett emergency services

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Bartlett had a new Harris P25 radio system installed in December for the use of the Bartlett Police, Fire and Public Works departments. Installed by AMK Services, the system is designed to enhance communication between dispatchers and emergency personnel, allowing for overall better emergency services in Bartlett. The project began in February 2016, and the […]

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SCSO volunteer: Buchanan honored for 4,300+ service hours

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In addition to full-time and part-time deputies who put their lives on the line every day, the department’s 122 volunteers are a much-appreciated part of the work force at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. None of the unpaid professionals is a bigger volunteer than Steve Buchanan, who has put in 4,386 hours over the past […]

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Bartlett First Responders Appreciation Lunch hosted Sept. 20

John Linthicum, the managing broker at the Crye-Leike office in Bartlett, along with the Realtors and staff in his office, hosted a luncheon on Sept. 20 for the Bartlett Police, Fire and EMTs to honor the dedication of public safety members and all those who sacrifice and work tirelessly to protect the safety of the City of […]

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At a Glance for Sept. 1, 2016

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Golfers ask for support to raise education dollars The Bartlett Education Foundation has teamed up with First Tennessee Bank, Brother Industries and area companies and restaurants for its first Golfathon. About 40 golfers will attempt to play 100 holes of golf on Sept. 20 at Quail Ridge Golf Course. These golfers will be asking for donation support […]

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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 seeks donors for First Responders Monument

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First responders are the professionals likely to be the first on the scene of an emergency – fire fighters, police, sheriff’s deputies, and others who save lives and preserve both peace and property. Bartlett’s leaders think that the skills, training and sacrifices of these men and women deserve permanent recognition with a monument. The city […]

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Bartlett Night Out for Surrey Wood

The Surrey Wood neighborhood was one of many that participated Bartlett Night Out on Oct. 6. The annual event celebrates neighborhood unity, awareness, safety and police-community partnerships. Bartlett has more than 60 active Homeowners’ Associations and Neighborhood Watch groups that are managed and coordinated by the Public Information and Education Division of the Bartlett Police […]

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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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Quick-witted police dispatcher locates possible sex-trafficking victim

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Police dispatchers are often unsung heroes, but quick thinking by one Bartlett dispatcher made all the difference to a potential sex trafficking victim in Bartlett. In the middle of a hectic evening shift on March 1, Juliea Goodman took a confusing 911 call that was hard to hear clearly. It sounded like it was from […]

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