Firefighters Endorse Murphy For City Council

Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 820, announced their endorsement of Peter Murphy for Chattanooga City Council in District 9.

 

epresenting over 200 city of Chattanooga Professional Firefighters as well as members of the Chattanooga Airport Fire Department, the Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association represents "the best values of our local professional rescuers and the selflessness of those who place others before themselves in critically dangerous situations.

"

 

 Jack Thompson, president of the CFFA, said, "Councilman Murphy has consistently been a friend and proponent of all of the firefighters in our city. He has taken the time to visit our stations, see our equipment and understand what we deal with every day. He has eaten dinner with us and has had our backs for the last four years. We are excited to endorse Councilman Murphy for District 9."

Secretary Treasurer Tim Bryant had this statement about the endorsement, "The candidates our members vote to endorse have taken the time to understand what we do every hour of every day in this city. Peter Murphy understands what a difficult job our members face and that we need to have appropriate equipment, training and protective gear to be able to fully use our skills to save lives, protect property and return home to our loved ones." He continued, "He also understands that we have families, and mortgages and deserve to be treated fairly and paid like the professionals that we are. That is why we are asking citizens to cast their votes to re-elect Peter Murphy in District 9 on March 5."


PHOTOS: Orange Grove's Lunch For Champions

Road Closures For Construction Projects

Layne Contractors will be performing utility work at 6823 Bacon Ln. between Franks Road and Hickory Valley Road.  Bacon Ln. will be closed on Monday and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Detours will be posted, and all work is weather permitting. Contractor Gary Gaylor will be making a building material lift to the top of the Volunteer Building on Monday from 6-8 ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Area Bracing For Possibility Of Strong Tornadoes

The Chattanooga area on Saturday was bracing for the possibility of strong tornadoes coming in from the West. The National Weather Service issued this Hazardous Weather Outlook: AN OUTBREAK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORM IS EXPECTED THIS EVENING AND EARLY TONIGHT ACROSS THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AND SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN REGION ALONG AND AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT. DANGEROUS DAMAGING WINDS ... (click for more)

State Attorney General Says City Council Cannot Make Taxis Not Registered In Hamilton County Go Through Emissions Testing

The state attorney general's office has ruled that the City Council cannot require that taxis not registered in Hamilton County go through emissions testing. The city is dealing with the new Uber taxi service that has an out-of-town owner. Locally-owned cabs have to go through the annual emissions testing. The opinion says that local taxi owners cannot get around the emissions ... (click for more)

The Heart Of A Teacher Makes A Difference

In less than four weeks, I expect to be one of 216 graduating seniors from East Hamilton School. One could say all possible variables help a student rise to the highest levels in school; but a student is more than his environment or genetic code. He is a mixture of his own propensity and dedication to academics, coupled with a systemic team of mentors who give their all as a student’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Would Mr. Summers’ Clients…

It was a beautiful day at Orange Grove Friday as the nationally-famed center, which cares for over 1,000 intellectually disabled children of all ages, celebrated its annual “Lunch of Champions” with a packed house in the Bucky Williams Gymnasium. Jerry Summers, who insiders know has done more for Orange Grove than any other man alive, not only emceed the event as he does every year, ... (click for more)