Topic: Jerry Buchanan
Clarksville, TN – Trees and power lines were knocked down by high winds late Thursday and early Friday across the city, while heavy rains forced water over roadways in some low-lying areas.
Emergency management officials said Clarksville saw from 6 to 7.5 inches of rain overnight, and winds with gusts up to 44 mph. The rain was pushing the Red River and the Cumberland River to flood stage. Localized flash flooding was occurring along the creeks and streams that flow into the rivers.
Montgomery County, TN – The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse has ended in Clarksville and Montgomery County but the memories of the phenomenon will last a lifetime. The weather was perfect, with no cloud coverage to diminish the magnificence of the sun’s corona. In addition, traffic ran smoothly with minimal incidents during the day.
The Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency worked diligently with agencies such as the American Red Cross, Emergency Medical Services, Clarksville Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Tennessee Highway Patrol for nearly a year to prepare for the possible influx of people and accidents in the community.
Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Emergency Medical Services (MCEMS) and Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Service have answered the call for assistance for the wildfires in East Tennessee.
Currently five MCEMS personnel and 14 volunteer fire personnel are in route to the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area to provide assistance to the emergency personnel already on the scene.
Montgomery County, TN – Congratulations to Woodlawn Volunteer Firefighter and Staff Sergeant James Munns for receiving a letter of commendation from the City of San Antonio Fire Department for his heroic efforts on August 11th while he was in Texas for military schooling.
According to the letter from San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood, “Munns took quick, skilled actions in treating a toddler for symptoms of potential heat exhaustion from being left alone in a hot car for an extended amount of time.”
Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency to hold full Scale Training Exercise with Local Responders
Montgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency is partnering with Gateway Medical Center and numerous local agencies to host a full scale training exercise on the morning of Thursday, October 22nd.
The exercise will be conducted in the Dunlop Lane and International Boulevard area and carry over to hospital. The exercise will simulate a large scale hazmat release and will allow emergency responders to practice the processes and procedures necessary for a situation of this nature. «Read the rest of this article»
Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Service is pleased to announce the receipt of a $13,891 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The grant funds will be used to purchase an inflatable boat with a jet driven motor for the Montgomery County Rescue Squad.
“With the creation of local blue ways and the increased popularity of kayaking and canoeing, we needed a boat that is more suited for shallow waterways,” says Montgomery County EMA Director and Fire Chief Jerry Buchanan. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – EMA Director Jerry Buchanan closed the Emergency Operations Center at 10:00pm tonight. The EOC will reopen at 5:00am to monitor morning road conditions and calls for service.
From 4:00pm until 9:30pm, 49 crashes were reported to the E911 Center. Thirty-one of those crashes were inside the Clarksville city limits and eighteen were on county roads. «Read the rest of this article»
Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Government along with the Montgomery County Fire Service has recently announced a lowered ISO (Insurance Safety Office) rating that affects county residents living within five (5) road miles of a Volunteer Fire Station.
For residents wanting more information on the new ISO rating, Montgomery County Emergency Management will host town hall meetings in each district.
Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Government in conjunction with the Montgomery County Fire Service has recently announced a lowered ISO (Insurance Safety Office) rating that affects county residents living within five (5) road miles of a Volunteer Fire Station.
To assist residents in determining if their property falls within that distance requirement, Montgomery County partnered with the Austin Peay GIS Office to create a web mapping application.
Clarksville Police Lt. Stephen Warren Recipient of the Tennessee Office of Homeland Security First Responder Award
Clarksville, TN – On Friday, September 13th, 2013, Lt. Stephen Warren of the Clarksville Police Department was recognized as the recipient of this year’s Tennessee Office of Homeland Security First Responder Award.
Lt. Warren was nominated by Jerry Buchanan from the Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency.
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