The Gibson County Fire Department says when it comes to fighting fires and saving lives, they need all the help they can get. “Several years ago, we had a house catch on fire down the street from where I lived, and I went up there to try to help them, and that’s how I got my start,” said John Baker, rescue chief for Gibson County Station 9.
Baker has been a volunteer firefighter in Gibson County for more than 30 years.
“It was my neighbors, and I wanted to help them out,” Baker said. “And I just think that is one of our callings, is to help our neighbors.”
WBBJ-TV ABC 7
Breaking overnight, Chattanooga firefighters are battling a house fire on the 100 block of Centro Street. Channel 3 has been told that there were three people at the home at the time of the fire. One woman was trapped and was pulled out by firefighters. Our crew is told her injuries are severe.
Two men were able to escape the fire, and alerted firefighters to the woman still inside the home.
With thick smoke and virtually no visibility, firefighters crawled into the home, found two dogs and then located the woman, who was unresponsive but breathing.
She was taken to a local hospital for smoke inhalation and possibly other injuries.
WRCB-TV NBC 3 Chattanooga
Is a spot next to an up-and-coming new subdivision the right place for a new fire station?
A public input meeting was held at Brentwood City Hall Monday night as one spot is considered.
Some neighbors claim a station so close would give them peace-of-mind. Not everyone thinks it's such a good idea.
Land at the corner of Ragsdale Road and Split Log Road in Brentwood has been secured with the possibility of a new fire department going there in three to five years. The property backs up to the Tuscany Hills subdivision.
WMC-TV Action News5 Memphis
Firefighters from at least three departments and other emergency personnel rushed about 7 a.m. on Sept. 19, to a house fire at the west end of Hill Street just below the US 11W bypass.
Smoke pouring from the burning structure was visible for a good distance both east and west on the bypass as commuters made their way to and from work on Tuesday morning. Firefighters at the scene said the white vinyl siding-clad frame house apparently was not occupied at the time the fire was discovered
Units of the Rogersville Fire Department, Lakeview Volunteer Fire Department and Striggersville Volunteer Fire Department were on the scene when a Review reporter reached the scene about 7:30 a.m.
Quick, powerful storms pounded much of the Midstate, forcing almost 100 young students and teachers to escape a local preschool.
The weight of the water caused the roof to collapse at The Academy of Powell Place above their heads.
There were 96 children and staff inside the building when a teacher heard a crumbling noise overhead.
“She just knew something wasn’t right, so she quickly got the kids out,” said Brentwood assistant fire chief David Windrow.
The preschool has been blocked off because fire crews said there is potential for a second roof collapse. It may be at least a month before kids can return to the building.
WMC-TV Action News5 Memphis
Chattanooga firefighters responded to a vacant house fire at 3708 3rd Ave. at 8:58 p.m. on Tuesday.
Captain Brad Petty with Engine 9 said heavy smoke and some flames were visible coming from the roof. As additional firefighters arrived on the scene, the firefighters got on the roof and used hand-held hoselines to extinguish the fire in the attic. Captain David Thompson Jr. said it took roughly 10 minutes to get the blaze under control. No injuries were reported.
Captain Thompson said the fire caused substantial damage to the attic and roof of the house. The cause of the fire is under investigation.