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  • Blaze Guts Small Tennesse Church

    The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn.
    Posted: May 26th, 2014

    Firefighters found heavy smoke and flames erupting from the House of Prayer in Dandridge.

  • Fire Wire 12/13

    Posted: December 1st, 2013

    OCT. 12: COOKVILLE, TN – Damage was estimated at $15,000-20,000 after a fire at a downtown business. The quick response of firefighters was credited with saving the building from further damage.   OCT. 22: BRENTWOOD, NY – Nine departments battled an early-morning blaze at a recycling facility. No injuries were reported. Heavy...

  • Memphis FD Reaches African-American Goal in Ranks

    Press Release
    Posted: November 22nd, 2013

    The Memphis Fire Department achieved a significant milestone in its history and nationally this month when it reached its first target of 25 percent of all firefighter/paramedics being black. In the United States, blacks only make up 7.7 percent of all registered paramedics and in the State of Tennessee the number is even lower at 3.8 percent. Just a few short years ago, only 8 percent of the firefighter/paramedics in the Memphis Fire Department were black. The Memphis Fire Department...