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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says 20 Fire Fatalities make January 2018 Tennessee’s Third-Deadliest Month Since 2010

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The latest tally* of  January fire fatalities has the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) urgently renewing its call that residents turn their focus to fire prevention during the high-risk winter months.

Current SFMO data indicates that 15 fatal fires caused 20 fatalities in Tennessee during January 2018, making it the third-deadliest month for fire deaths since 2010 (December 2016 had 24 deaths; January 2010 had 21 deaths). Historically, January leads all other months in residential fires, heating fires and fatal fires in Tennessee.

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City of Clarksville Departments work the Winter Storm

 

Clarksville Police report 22 vehicle crashes since 5:00am, Friday

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – City of Clarksville Government offices were closed Friday because of the winter storm that brought ice, snow and hazardous travel conditions to Middle Tennessee.

But the City’s street, transportation and public safety departments remained fully staffed and engaged to provide services and protection to Clarksville residents.

Clarksville City Hall

Clarksville City Hall

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Clarksville Police Officers Rescue Man from House Fire at 834 Stafford Street

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – When Clarksville Police Officers came to work this frigid morning, little did they realize they would be called into action to save a man’s life.

On Saturday, January 6th, 2018, around 6:15am, 911 received a call about a residential fire at 834 Stafford Street. The caller was not sure whether anyone was in the residence or not, but did know someone lived there.

Officers were already on the way to the call due to the rapid notification afforded by the recently installed Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system in CPD’s police cars. Officer Darren Koski arrived first in scene in less than one and half minutes.

There was a house fire on Stafford Street early Saturday morning.

There was a house fire on Stafford Street early Saturday morning.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputies find Mobile Meth Lab

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office discovered a mobile meth lab early Tuesday morning in the Ramblewood Apartment Complex.

Deputy Dale BeCraft was searching for a possible robbery suspect when he discovered a vehicle with two passed out occupants and a hypodermic needle in the center console.

Deputies were able to wake the occupants, Bryan Wayne Batson, 33, and Joni Sue Batson, 32.

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Four employees retire from Clarksville Fire Rescue

 

Clarksville Fire RescueClarksville, TN – In recognition of many years of service four Clarksville Fire Rescue employees were honored at a retirement dinner.

Each employee was presented with a traditional rocking chair and a shadow box from the department. The Local 3180 Fire Union also presented a ceremonial chrome axe to each of the retirees.

Engineer Wesley Bossard retired February 14th, 2017 with 27 years of service.

(L to R) Assistant Chief David Clinard, Engineer Wesley Bossard, Lieutenant Johnny Myers, Firefighter Norris Jones, Captain Richard Moler and Deputy Chief Ray Williams.

(L to R) Assistant Chief David Clinard, Engineer Wesley Bossard, Lieutenant Johnny Myers, Firefighter Norris Jones, Captain Richard Moler and Deputy Chief Ray Williams.

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Driver comes to aid of stricken woman

 

Father says quick action saved his daughter’s life

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Medical officials and family members are crediting the quick, decisive actions of trash hauler Ray Davidson and Clarksville first responders for helping to save a local woman who had collapsed on a neighborhood street.

Kelly Plummer, a 45-year-old North Clarksville woman, was walking her dogs Monday morning when she was stricken with respiratory failure and passed out, said her father, Tom Blanton.

Father says quick action saved his daughter’s life.

Father says quick action saved his daughter’s life.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan unveils 2018 City Budget

 

No-tax-increase plan focuses on public safety, roads

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan presented a proposed 2017-18 budget Wednesday that calls for no property tax increase, but provides for significant investment in public safety, new roadways, a downtown Performing Arts and Conference Center, a family Athletic Complex and land for a new Urban Wilderness park in the heart of the city.

“I’m proposing a No-Tax-Increase budget, with the property tax rate remaining $1.24 per $100 of assessed property value,” Mayor McMillan said in her annual budget speech to the community. “This is the same rate City property owners paid this year.”

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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City of Clarksville swears in Seven new Firefighters

 

Group fills vacancies left by recent retirements, promotions

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – On Friday, May 12th, 2017 Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan administered the oath to seven new Clarksville Fire Rescue firefighters who recently completed six weeks of initial training at the Tennessee Fire Service Academy.

The oath and pinning ceremony was attended by several dozen spouses, children and family members who cheered the firefighters into their new careers.

Deputy Fire Chief Ray Williams, left, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and Fire Chief Mike Roberts joined to welcome seven new firefighters to Clarksville Fire Rescue on Friday, May 12th. The new firefighers are Brooklyn Lyle, Robert Bruce, Josh Banker, Luke Culwell, Sean Humphries, Ja’Kyari Jenkins and Michael Johns.

Deputy Fire Chief Ray Williams, left, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and Fire Chief Mike Roberts joined to welcome seven new firefighters to Clarksville Fire Rescue on Friday, May 12th. The new firefighers are Brooklyn Lyle, Robert Bruce, Josh Banker, Luke Culwell, Sean Humphries, Ja’Kyari Jenkins and Michael Johns.

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City of Clarksville Firefighters to get new breathing devices

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville has been awarded an federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant  in the amount of $436,360 to purchase 71 new Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) units for Clarksville Fire Rescue firefighters.

The breathing devices being used by City firefighters, purchased with a 2002 AFG grant, are more than 14 years old and considered obsolete and out of compliance with the National Fire Protection Association standards.  

$436,360 Federal Grant will buy essential safety equipment for Clarksville Firefighters.

$436,360 Federal Grant will buy essential safety equipment for Clarksville Firefighters.

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Clarksville Police investigate Fatality Crash on Fort Campbell Boulevard and Tiny Town Road

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On March 17th, 2017 at 5:16pm, Clarksville Police Investigator L. Harris responded to a fatal crash at US-41A (Fort Campbell Boulevard) and SR-236 (Tiny Town Road).

Austin McElwrath, 21 years old, from Bumpus Mills, was driving a 2005 Suzuki Forenza in the right south bound Fort Campbell Boulevard travel lane waiting on a red light. His vehicle was struck from behind by Tyler Pettie, 25 years old, from Fort Campbell, KY.

On Friday, March 17th, Clarksville Police responded to a fataility crash on Fort Campbell Boulevard and Tiny Town Road.

On Friday, March 17th, Clarksville Police responded to a fataility crash on Fort Campbell Boulevard and Tiny Town Road.

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