Power Goes Out At Jaycees Tower, But EPB Is Able To Fix The Problem Without Evacuations

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Power went off at the Jaycee Towers, 500 W. MLK Blvd., on Saturday morning, and evacuation of residents was considered.

However, EPB crews were eventually able to get the power back on.

Chattanooga Fire Department Quint 1 and Squad 1 initially responded the high-rise facility for elderly residents on a report of parties possibly trapped in a stalled elevator. Upon arrival, city police officers found that the building had lost power and was running off of the back-up generator.

Elevator #1 was found to have power but was stalled on the 17th floor. Elevator #2 was without power and sitting on the ground floor. Elevator #2 was checked clear. Q1, S1 went up to check Elevator #1 on the 17th floor and found it empty.

The fire marshal’s office was contacted and made aware of the situation. A representative from EPB was on the scene advised that there was some damage to several fuses and that he was going to secure all power to the building for safety reasons.

Lookout Properties management was notified of possible relocation of residents. Hamilton County EMS arrived for EMS concerns and brought Medic #9 to the scene for staging.

The decision was made to shelter all residents in place until EPB could troubleshoot the situation. An EPB troubleshooting crew arrived. Representatives from the American Red Cross were requested and arrived. The American Red Cross representatives coordinated an action plan to be put in place in the event of an evacuation of the residents.

EPB personnel restored the power to the building and  turned the scene over to  Lookout Properties.


New Hiener Book Of Historic Chattanooga Photos Available At Zarzours

The new Paul Hiener Historic Chattanooga Photos book published by Chattanoogan.com is available at Zarzours Restaurant. Zarzours is located on the Southside on Rossville Avenue behind the Main Street Fire Hall #1. Mr. Hiener, a longtime Chattanooga printer and lifelong resident, collected over 3,000 historic pictures of his beloved hometown. He made some of the photos ... (click for more)

Katie Lamb, Tim Johnson To Again Hold Top Collegedale Positions

At the first meeting of the new term for the Collegedale Commission, Katie Lamb and Tim Johnson were unanimously re-elected to head the city as mayor and vice mayor, respectively.   The audit report for fiscal year 2016 was the first report given to the commissioners who are returning and those who were re-elected. Paul Johnson, with Johnson, Murphy and Wright, said ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Couldn't Manage Public Education

I have been reading the buzz about Signal Mountain and other small municipalities considering a move to form their own school district within their municipal boundaries.  It is quite the comedy hour considering the notion that small cities that for decades could not even manage small sewer systems or 911 districts, are somehow going to do a better job with public education ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Abolish Bail For Poor

Our terribly overcrowded Hamilton County Jail may get some help from an unsuspected corner – the Obama administration is tackling the fact that right now over 450,000 people are in our country’s jails because they are too poor to pay for bail. It is a violation of the Constitution to “punish people for their poverty.” As the Eighth Amendment provides, “… excessive bail ought not ... (click for more)

Mississippi State Quarterback Nick Tiano To Play At UTC

Former Baylor School quarterback Nick Tiano announced Monday that he is transferring from Mississippi State to UTC. He tweeted, "I'm very excited to announce that I am going back home to play for The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga! # GoMoc" Tiano had announced five days ago that he was leaving the Bulldogs after his freshman year. Tiano appeared in four ... (click for more)

UTC Hoops: UTC vs. Marshall and Toys for Tots Tonight

Tonight is important as the UTC men’s basketball team hosts old rival Marshall at 7 p.m at McKenzie Come ready to watch exciting, fast-paced hoops … a track meet in tennis shoes. The Mocs are 6-2, while the high-scoring Thundering Herd is 5-2. Marshall averages 83 points a game and relies heavily on the 3-point shot (66 of 188), while the Mocs will look to minimize ... (click for more)