Structure Fire

May 4, 2018

At 1048 hours Dandridge Fire would be dispatched for a residential structure fire. Engine 774 and District Lieutenant 705 would arrive on scene to a single family dwelling (single wide mobile home) with fire showing. Engines 771 and 772  arrived minutes later. Mutual Aid would be provided by:
Lakeway Central VFD
New Market VFD
Jefferson City FD
and Chestnut Hill VFD would be called to cover the DFD District.

Lifestar

May 1, 2018

The White Pine Fire Department would be dispatched for a vehicle crash on Highway 113. The crash involving a single vehicle would be resting on it’s top with the patient entrapped. Due to power lines be downed blocking access to a clearing the DFD would also be dispatched to set up  a safe area for Lifestar to land on Highway 113 just past the accident scene.

Tennessee 2018 Fire Fatalities Update

2018 Fire Fatalities Summary

  • 55 fatalities in 42 fatal incidents
  • 7 multiple fatality fires, including two fires that killed 4+ people
  • Cause unknown in 57% of the fires
  • Heating caused 17% of the fires.
  • 40% of the victims were over the age of 65
  • 18% of the victims were over the age of 75
  • Smoke alarms not present (or knknown) in 76% of fires

2018 Fire Fatalities: March & April (thru 4/18)

  • March 5th: Lafayette (Macon County)
  • March 8th: Mt. Juliet (Wilson County)
  • March 9th: Sevierville (Sevier County)
  • March 13th: Chattanooga (Hamilton County)
  • March 14th: Memphis (Shelby County)
  • March 14th: Gallatin (Sumner County)
  • March 14th: Johnson City (Carter County)
  • March 15th: Lyles (Hickman County)
  • March 17th: Kingsport (Sullivan County)
  • March 18th: Memphis (Shelby County)
  • March 20th: Beersheba Springs (Grundy County)
  • March 21st: Parsons (Decatur County)
  • March 21st: Mooresburg (Hawkins County)
  • March 29th: Memphis (Shelby County)
  • March 30th: Stewart (Houston County)
  • April 2nd: Blountville (Sullivan County)
  • April 2nd: McMinnville (Warren County)
  • April 6th: Dresden (Weakley County)
  • April 11th: Athens (McMinn County)
  • April 16th: Knoxville (Knox County)

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