Fire Department Collecting Socks For Hurricane Sandy Victims

Monday, November 12, 2012
Pictured from left to right are Lana Wyke, Stephanie Steiman, and Fire Chief Randy Parker.
Pictured from left to right are Lana Wyke, Stephanie Steiman, and Fire Chief Randy Parker.

When Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast, New Jersey firefighters were among the victims. Stephanie Steiman, a former “Jersey Girl” who lives in Chattanooga, asked the Chattanooga Fire Department if it would like to help collect socks for the Toms River Township Fire Department in Toms River, New Jersey because she said socks are cheap, easy to collect, non-persishable, and she can ship them in large quantities.

 

The Chattanooga Fire Department contacted the Toms River Fire Department and they confirmed that they hadbeen contacted by Ms.

Steiman, and that they could use socks. They reportedly lost three of their six fire stations to floodwaters at the height of the storm. They said they are getting donations of food, water and even clothing, but people forget to include socks.

 

To help with this effort, the Chattanooga Fire Department will have “Box of Sox” collection boxes through Friday, November 30, at the following locations:

 

1.         CFD Fire Administration Building – 910 Wisdom St. (off Amnicola Highway)

2.         Station 1 – 218 E. Main Street (downtown)

3.         Station 3 – 5 Francis Street (Lookout Valley)

4.         Station 17 – 628 Signal Mountain Blvd (foot of Signal Mountain)

5.         Station 19 – 5400 Brunswick Lane (Hixson)

6.         Station 21 – 7700 E. Brainerd Road (East Brainerd)

 

Only new socks may be donated. Ms. Steiman will be shipping the socks at her own expense.


Hamilton County Emergency Communications Awarded Reaccreditation By CALEA

The Hamilton County Emergency Communications District has completed its onsite assessment and will be awarded reaccreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) at the upcoming Commission Hearing and Conference.  CALEA accreditation serves as the international gold standard for public safety agencies and is the primary way for an agency ... (click for more)

Houston Museum Hosts Lecture About Collectible Alabama Pottery

The Houston Museum, the only local museum with an extensive collection of Victorian art glass and antiques, announced Monday it will host a free lecture featuring Sand Mountain, Alabama Pottery, Sunday, Sept. 25, at 1:30 p.m.  The lecture speakers are Joey Brackner, director, Alabama Center for Traditional Culture, and Danny Maltbie, collector and expert on Sand Mountain ... (click for more)

TBI Adds Jereme Little To Top 10 Most Wanted; Was Set Free By Judge Stern And Then Higher Court Overruled Her

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has added to its ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list Jereme Dannuel Little, who was freed by order of Criminal Court Judge Rebecca Stern, whose decision was recently reversed. Little is wanted by the Chattanooga Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for especially aggravated kidnapping. The TBI said, "Little has a history of ... (click for more)

Gaines Charged In Assault On Ex-Wife, MLK Boulevard Barber

Eric Lee Gaines has been arrested for an assault on his ex-wife and a well-known MLK Boulevard barber. Gaines, 33, of 2803 Curtis St., was charged with disorderly conduct, domestic assault, assault, burglary of a business, public intoxication and retaliation against an officer. In the incident on Thursday, police were summoned to MLK Boulevard on an intoxicated individual. ... (click for more)

Jonathan Welch Is To Be Commended For His Leadership On The School Board

Dr. Jonathan Welch has faithfully served the Hamilton County Board of Education, representing District 2, for the last four years. He ends his time on the school board as chairman, a role he stewarded well during a tumultuous time in our school system as we prepared to search for a new superintendent.  Jonathan has served our school system and represented ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Georgia’s Weak Attacked

The United States Attorney’s Office and our nation’s Justice Department just thrust an unwelcomed spear into the heart of the state of Georgia. And while I am scared to death the same war party is now headed into Tennessee and other states, I wish the DOJ had stopped in Chattanooga for lunch and a quick visit at our Orange Grove Center before filing last Tuesday’s lawsuit against ... (click for more)