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Work begins on Clarksville Fire Rescue Maintenance Garage

 

$1.25 million project will provide space to work on fleet

Clarksville Fire RescueClarksville, TN – Clarksville leaders broke ground Thursday on a new maintenance garage at the Clarksville Fire Rescue (CFR) Station 1 to provide a modern facility for upkeep and repair of the agency’s complicated equipment.

The new 4,800-square-foot maintenance garage features three climate-controlled bays along with a maintenance pit for inspections and maintenance. The garage will be built on the CFR Headquarters campus at 802 Main Street.

“The maintenance division plays a vital role in our readiness and ability to deploy to provide services to our citizens,” Fire Chief Freddie Montgomery said.

This rendering from architect Pam Powell shows the planned three-bay Clarksville Fire Rescue maintenance facility at right.

This rendering from architect Pam Powell shows the planned three-bay Clarksville Fire Rescue maintenance facility at right.

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Riverfest Regatta rows on despite COVID-19

 

Clarksville RiverFest 2020Clarksville, TN – Many of the events at this year’s Riverfest had to be re-engineered, thanks to COVID-19 Coronavirus. Though some were canceled because of social distancing concerns, the good people at Clarksville Parks and Recreation did manage to find ways to carry on in the spirit of Clarksville’s favorite outdoor festival.

With twelve days of events, such as the Juried Art Show, Virtual Talent Competition, Virtual 5K, and the ever-popular Riverfest Cardboard Boat Regatta, the new-normal version of the festival was smaller and quieter, but a success none the less.

Though smaller this year, Riverfest still managed to produce several great events, including Saturday's Riverfest Cardboard Boat Regatta.

Though smaller this year, Riverfest still managed to produce several great events, including Saturday’s Riverfest Cardboard Boat Regatta.

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Clarksville Fire Rescue holds 9-11 Ceremony

 

Clarksville Fire RescueClarksville, TN – This morning, Friday, September 11th, 2020, Clarksville Fire Chief Freddie Montgomery and Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts led a ceremony to honor fallen firefighters and police officers and the victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.

The ceremony also served as an annual opportunity to pay tribute to the memory of three Clarksville firefighters who have died in the line of duty: Firefighter Claude B. Walker, who died in 1960; Captain George “Pen” Wilson, in 1967; and Eng. Ray Harrison, in 1981.

“I’m pleased to see so many people here,” Chief Montgomery told the crowd during his welcoming remarks.

With Clarksville Fire Chief Freddie Montgomery at his side, Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts addresses the crowd gathered Friday for the 2020 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony.

With Clarksville Fire Chief Freddie Montgomery at his side, Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts addresses the crowd gathered Friday for the 2020 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony.

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Clarksville Fire Rescue hires 10 new Firefighters

 

Clarksville Fire Rescue Recruits ready for service after 12 weeks of training

Clarksville Fire RescueClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts administered the oath of office Thursday, May 22nd, 2020 to 10 new Clarksville Fire Rescue firefighters.

Family members pinned badges on the uniforms of these new firefighters: Ethan Baggett, Daniel Darnell, Thomas Farst, Ryan Hamaker, Chase Melton, Dakota Robertson, Kate Russell, Joseph Ross, Brandon Smith and Wilson Smith.

Thursday’s ceremony at Wilma Rudolph Event Center was conducted amid COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic-related protocols.

Clarksville Fire Rescue’s new firefighters with training staff during Thursday’s live-fire exercise.

Clarksville Fire Rescue’s new firefighters with training staff during Thursday’s live-fire exercise.

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City of Clarksville recognizes men who pulled woman from burning vehicle

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – A grateful Clarksville resident, joined by citizens, families, friends and the City Council, thanked the two heroes who pulled her from a burning car after a crash on Warfield Boulevard in December.

Ingeborg Johnson is flanked by Flumencio Brinkley and Sergio Carrillo, who were honored for bravely removing Johnson from a wrecked vehicle just as it burst into flames. The three gathered for a happy reunion at Thursday’s City Council meeting.

Ingeborg Johnson is flanked by Flumencio Brinkley and Sergio Carrillo, who were honored for bravely removing Johnson from a wrecked vehicle just as it burst into flames. The three gathered for a happy reunion at Thursday’s City Council meeting.

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Clarksville Fire Rescue’s Steve Batten promoted to Deputy Fire Chief

 

Clarksville Fire RescueClarksville, TN – Steve Batten has been promoted to Deputy Fire Chief, which puts him second in command and in charge of the operations of Clarksville Fire Rescue.

Batten’s career started in 1996 at Fire Rescue, where he excelled at every level and rose through the ranks of the department. Previously an assistant fire chief and commander of A Shift, Batten has spent the past 11 years as an officer, honing his leadership skills and fire ground knowledge.

“I look forward to working with my coworkers in this new role and helping to grow the department into the future,” Batten said.

Clarksville Fire Rescue Deputy Fire Chief Steve Batten

Clarksville Fire Rescue Deputy Fire Chief Steve Batten

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Clarksville Fire Rescue raises $8,000 for YMCA’s After Breast Cancer Program

 

Clarksville Fire RescueClarksville, TN – Clarksville Fire Rescue firefighters and staff members concluded a drive to sell hundreds of black-and-pink T-shirts that allowed them to donate $8,000 to the YMCA’s After Breast Cancer (ABC) Program.

Clarksville Fire Chief Freddie Montgomery and CFR staff members Susan Harris and Angela Moody presented the check to the Clarksville Area YMCA Thursday during the annual Tickle Me Pink event, which is a fundraiser for the ABC Program.

Chief Montgomery and a large group of firefighters were on hand to distribute roses to cancer survivors and women affected by cancer who were recognized during the event. Clarksville First Lady Cynthia Pitts offered the invocation to start the day.

Clarksville Fire Rescue Chief Freddie Montgomery, front row center, joins with members of Fire Rescue to present a check for $8,000 to the YMCA's After Breast Cancer program at Thursday’s Tickle Me Pink event at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center. Susan Harris and Angela Moody, both to Montgomery’s right, lead CFR’s annual T-shirt fundraiser which benefits ABC. Clarksville First Lady Cynthia Pitts, back row center, offered the invocation at Tickle Me Pink.

Clarksville Fire Rescue Chief Freddie Montgomery, front row center, joins with members of Fire Rescue to present a check for $8,000 to the YMCA’s After Breast Cancer program at Thursday’s Tickle Me Pink event at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center. Susan Harris and Angela Moody, both to Montgomery’s right, lead CFR’s annual T-shirt fundraiser which benefits ABC. Clarksville First Lady Cynthia Pitts, back row center, offered the invocation at Tickle Me Pink.

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Clarksville Fire Rescue promotes Bobby Nall to Assistant Chief

 

22-Year Veteran of Department Bobby Nall to lead Maintenance Division

Clarksville Fire RescueClarksville, TN – Clarksville Fire Chief Freddie Montgomery has named Bobby Nall as Assistant Chief of the Maintenance Division.

Nall, who was promoted from the rank of captain, joined the department in 1997 and has served in the Maintenance Division since 2005. He previously rose through the ranks as a firefighter, emergency medical responder and engineer. He replaces Assistant Chief Scott McWhorter, who retired from CFR on September 30th, 2019.

Nall received his new Assistant Chief’s badge during a pinning ceremony Wednesday morning at Fire Station 1.

Clarksville Fire Chief Freddie Montgomery presents a Certificate of Promotion to Assistant Chief Bobby Nall, who will lead the department’s Maintenance Division.

Clarksville Fire Chief Freddie Montgomery presents a Certificate of Promotion to Assistant Chief Bobby Nall, who will lead the department’s Maintenance Division.

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Clarksville Councilwoman Wanda Smith to host Community Conference, August 22nd

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – On Thursday, August 22nd, 2019, Ward 6 Clarksville City Councilwoman Wanda Smith will host a community conference to give citizens an opportunity to meet and interact with Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts and several City Department Directors.

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Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts announces Freddie Montgomery as choice for Fire Chief

 

Clarksville City Council to consider Hopkinsville Chief Freddie Montgomery

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts has selected Hopkinsville Fire Chief Freddie Montgomery to lead Clarksville Fire Rescue after a nationwide search and consideration of a large field of candidates.

“Our search was broad and wide, and plenty of well-qualified candidates were interested in being Clarksville Fire Chief,” Mayor Pitts said Wednesday.

Hopkinsville Chief Freddie Montgomery is Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts choice for Fire Chief.

Hopkinsville Chief Freddie Montgomery is Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts choice for Fire Chief.

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