Feb 6, 2016 – 0900 hours – Run No 10
Engine 771, Truck 770, Support/Rehab 781 and Chief 701 would be dispatched for a vehicle crash. Upon arrival the Kenworth tractor would be on its top with no entrapment. Fuel and oil spills were contained with and onsite dam being built by Truck 770 while Engine 771 staged for fire control. No firefighter injuries reported.
Photos by: P. McKinney
Driving through Dandridge and throughout the DFD district you may have noticed a new color on the bonnet of the hydrants. DFD is conducting hydrant maintenance and flow testing. NFPA 291 provides guidance on fire flow tests and marking of hydrants in order to determine and indicate the relative available fire service water supply from hydrants and to identify possible deficiencies which could be corrected to ensure adequate fire flows as needed.
Red hydrants are up to 500 gallons per minute
Orange hydrants are from 500 – 1,000 gallons per minute
Green hydrants are from 1,000 – 1,500 gallons per minute
Blue hydrants are 1,500 + gallons per minute
Black hydrants are Out of Service
If you have any questions about hydrant testing and maintenance please contact:
Dandridge Fire Department business line at 865-397-3192
or contact your local utility
Dandridge Water Department at 865-397-3696
Shady Grove Utility at 865-397-3790
January 20, 2016
Dandridge would receive the first snowfall of 2016.
The DFD responded to:
7 – Motor Vehicle Crashes
1 – Medical Assist
1 – Structure Fire Mutual Aid (Lakeway Central VFD fire district)
1 – Structure Fire Mutual Aid (White Pine VFD fire district)