Chattanooga Area Under Flood Warning; High Winds Expected Saturday Night

Cleveland Retired Firefighter/Paramedic Returns Home After Providing Medical Support During State Of The Union

Thursday, February 7, 2019
A retired firefighter/paramedic from Cleveland, Tennessee, Pamerla Quick, is back home from Washington, DC, after providing medical support during the 2019 State of the Union Address on Tuesday.
 
Ms. Quick serves as a member of the National Disaster Medical System’s (NDMS) Disaster Medical Assistance Team. During events such as the State of the Union, NDMS personnel along with U.S.
Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officers stand ready to provide advanced life support and basic medical care to everyone attending the event.
 
NDMS is a federally-administered program that can support communities with medical care, veterinarian care, and mortuary assistance during disasters or public health emergencies. NDMS is among the resources made available by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). It also works behind the scenes at some of our nation’s biggest events, often at the request of the Congressional Office of the Attending Physician, the U.S. Capitol Police, or the U.S. Secret Service.
 
“Typically at events like this we see people who have minor cuts or sprains or other non-life threatening injuries or illnesses,” said Ron Miller, director of ASPR’s NDMS. “However, we also can provide initial life-saving care for more serious injuries or illnesses and stabilize patients for transportation by DC Fire/EMS to a local hospital.”
 
NDMS teams consist of physicians, nurses, paramedics, fatality management professionals, veterinarians, and experienced command and control staff. There are more than 6,000 team members organized into 70 response teams. Providing medical care during emergencies and special events, such as the State of the Union Address, can overwhelm local and state resources. ASPR looks to the expertise within NDMS from across the country to assist in the response.
During the State of the Union Address, the Vice President, First Lady, Cabinet Secretaries, both Houses of Congress, Supreme Court Justices, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and other senior level government officials come together in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol. The State of the Union Address gives the President the opportunity to report on the condition of our nation and outline his legislative agenda and priorities to Congress and the American people.
As part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, ASPR’s mission is to save lives and protect Americans from 21st century health security threats. ASPR leads the nation’s medical and public health preparedness for, response to, and recovery from disasters and public health emergencies. During special security events like the State of the Union Address, ASPR stands ready to serve in case of an emergency. For more information about federal medical response and NDMS, visit www.phe.gov.

Stacy Kehoe Sworn In As President Of Greater Chattanooga Navy League Council

3rd Women’s Army Corps Training Center: 1944 – Living History Program Set For March 24

Hotwater Road To Be Closed Monday For Drainage Maintenance


The Greater Chattanooga Navy League Council held its first quarterly dinner meeting of the 2019 year at the Walden Club on Thursday. Acting on his last duty as president, Mickey McCamish, pinned ... (click for more)

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will present a living history weekend focusing on the Women’s Army Corps training facility at Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, March 23 ... (click for more)

The Hamilton County Highway Department will be closing Hotwater Road on Monday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for drainage maintenance. The road will be closed from Old Hotwater Road to the 400 ... (click for more)


Happenings

Stacy Kehoe Sworn In As President Of Greater Chattanooga Navy League Council

The Greater Chattanooga Navy League Council held its first quarterly dinner meeting of the 2019 year at the Walden Club on Thursday. Acting on his last duty as president, Mickey McCamish, pinned the Council President Pin on the newly-elected President, Stacy Kehoe. President Kehoe said, “I have big shoes to fill and I want to express my many thanks for Mickey’s years of leadership ... (click for more)

3rd Women’s Army Corps Training Center: 1944 – Living History Program Set For March 24

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will present a living history weekend focusing on the Women’s Army Corps training facility at Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Throughout the day, visitors will have the opportunity to interact with WAC living historians at various training stations. These stations are designed ... (click for more)

Breaking News

New Round Of Heavy Rain May Bring Significant Flooding To Chattanooga Area; High Wind Also Expected

A new round of heavy rain may bring significant flooding in the Chattanooga area, according to the National Weather Service. A Flood Warning covers Hamilton, Marion and Sequatchie counties. The forecast includes up to two inches of additional rain. High gusts of wind are also expected with the latest storm. Some locations that will experience flooding include Chattanooga, ... (click for more)

Mudslide Washes Away Subway Restaurant At Foot Of Signal Mountain; Nearby Employee Says: "It's Gone"; Flooding Closes Numerous Roads

A mudslide on Saturday morning washed away the Subway restaurant at the foot of Signal Mountain. "The Subway is gone," an employee of the nearby Shuford's Barbeque, said. She said a large amount of mud and debris washed down from the steep hillside behind the buildings. No one was inside the Subway. It had closed on Friday after a tree fell on it. The location is ... (click for more)

Opinion

Lights Out At The Brainerd Tunnel

Will someone please check into why the Brainerd Tunnel lights are off all week? This is the tunnel going from McCallie Avenue to Brainerd Road. The lights have been off all week. I called the city of Chattanooga at 311 and a lady said that was under jurisdiction of TDOT. She transferred me. I left a detailed message with my phone number, date and time. No return phone call ... (click for more)

Rep. Ron Travis: Weekly Wrap

House Republicans Unveil The CARE Plan Groundbreaking legislation to increase access, improve rural health and empower patients This week in Nashville, House Republican leaders unveiled a patient-centered, free market approach to transform healthcare in Tennessee by unveiling the CARE plan. This legislative package includes 11 different initiatives that will all reshape ... (click for more)