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City of Clarksville swears in 7 new firefighters

 

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Group fills vacancies left by recent retirements, promotions

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan on Friday administered the oath to seven new Clarksville Fire Rescue firefighters who recently completed seven weeks of initial training.

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

Clarksville Fire Rescue 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, October 5th. The new firefighters are Jonathan Crawford, Taylor Hall, Trevor Moore, Owen James, Abigail Pacolt, Blaide Smith and Dylan Stewart.

Clarksville Fire Rescue 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, October 5th. The new firefighters are Jonathan Crawford, Taylor Hall, Trevor Moore, Owen James, Abigail Pacolt, Blaide Smith and Dylan Stewart.

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Clarksville Fire Rescue Chief Eugene Keel had lasting impact on Clarksville

 

Clarksville mourns passing of man who led Fire Department from 1985-99

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Fire Chief Gordon Eugene Keel, who served the citizens of Clarksville for 47 years as a firefighter and Fire Department leader, died Tuesday, October 24th, 2017, at his home in Port Royal, TN. He was 87.

Clarksville Fire Rescue Chief Mike Roberts, who was hired, trained and promoted into department leadership by Chief Keel, spoke with fondness and respect for his mentor on Wednesday.

Gordon Eugene Keel

Gordon Eugene Keel

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City of Clarksville battered by Heavy Rain and High Winds

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, 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.

A CDE Lightband worker moves a boom truck into place to repair a power line ripped off a residence by a falling tree in the Idaho Springs neighborhood near Dunbar Cave Road.

A CDE Lightband worker moves a boom truck into place to repair a power line ripped off a residence by a falling tree in the Idaho Springs neighborhood near Dunbar Cave Road.

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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 Fire Rescue promotes four leaders

 

City’s fire service grooms and develops talent from within

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Promotions of four longtime members of Clarksville Fire Rescue were celebrated Thursday with a pinning ceremony at Clarksville City Hall.

“It’s great to welcome these officers and their families, to congratulate them on their promotions and to thank them for the fine work they do to protect Clarksville residents and their property,” Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan said. “I’m so proud of this group of officers who are moving up into top leadership roles in our fire service.”

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and Fire Chief Mike Roberts observed the promotion of four Clarksville Fire Rescue officers on Thursday: Assistant Chief Steven Batten; District Chief Scott Owens; Capt. Jeremy Stewart; and Lt. Shawn Darnell.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and Fire Chief Mike Roberts observed the promotion of four Clarksville Fire Rescue officers on Thursday: Assistant Chief Steven Batten; District Chief Scott Owens; Capt. Jeremy Stewart; and Lt. Shawn Darnell.

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City of Clarksville announces Ricky Cumberland appointed Clarksville Fire Marshal

 

Clarksville Fire RescueClarksville, TN –  Ricky Cumberland, a 20-year veteran of Clarksville Fire Rescue, has been promoted to Fire Marshal, Fire Chief Mike Roberts announced Friday.

Cumberland, 51 and a 1993 graduate of Austin Peay State University, has served as a Fire Prevention Officer with the department since 2001. He joined the city fire department in 1996 as a firefighter after three-years as a Clarksville Police Officer.

He officially begins as Fire Marshal on October 1st, and succeeds Ray Williams, who was promoted to Deputy Fire Chief earlier this year.

Clarksville Fire Marshal Ricky Cumberland

Clarksville Fire Marshal Ricky Cumberland

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Clarksville 9/11 ceremony to be held this Sunday

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Fire Rescue will present its annual community wide 9/11 Ceremony at 6:00pm Sunday, September 11th at the city’s main fire station, 802 Main Street. The public is invited.

The ceremony honors the commitment and ultimate sacrifice of hundreds of New York City Firefighters who selflessly responded after the World Trade Center’s twin towers were attacked by terrorists on September 11th, 2001.

Clarksville Remembers 9-11 Sunday

Clarksville Remembers 9-11 Sunday

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Fire at Waterbury Apartments takes one life

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Monday, November 23rd, 2015 at approximately 8:50pm, Clarksville Police Officers and Clarksville Fire Rescue responded to the Waterbury Apartments, located at 2421 Madison Street.

Prior to emergency personnel’s arrival, residents of Waterbury Apartments smelled smoke and found an apartment on fire. They forced their way into the apartment occupied by 69-year-old Michael Flamingo.

Clarksville Police Officers respond to a fire at Waterbury Apartments Monday night.

Clarksville Police Officers respond to a fire at Waterbury Apartments Monday night.

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Clarksville Police Department releases information on using Fireworks this Holiday

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department asks everyone to temper their holiday celebrations with safety and common sense this year, especially in regard to fireworks.

The holiday spirits are dampened for some each December by personal injuries and property damage, as well as by inconsiderate neighbors who ignore the laws restricting the use of fireworks.

Clarksville City Ordinance 10-218 specifies that fireworks may only be set off inside the corporate limits of the City of Clarksville.

Fireworks

Fireworks

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Clarksville Fire Rescue responds to Kitchen Fire at 555 Stratford Way

 

Clarksville Fire RescueClarksville, TN – On February 3rd, 2014 at 3:13pm units from Clarksville Fire Rescue Station 1, Station 3 and Station 8 responded to a kitchen fire at 555 Stratford Way.

Upon arrival heavy smoke was visible coming from the home. A water supply was established and an interior attack was made.

The fire was extinguished within five minutes.

Heavy smoke coming out of a house on Stratford Way in Clarksville.

Heavy smoke coming out of a house on Stratford Way in Clarksville.

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