Signal Mountain Fire Department Hosts Fire Prevention Open House Oct. 12

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 6-12, and the Signal Mountain Fire Department will be hosting a Fire Prevention Open House on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 2-5 p.m.  The Open House will be held at SMFD Station #2, 5240 Shackleford Ridge Road.

"There will be many fun and educational activities for the children," organizers said.  "Sparky The Fire Dog will make a guest appearance and our fire experts will host demonstrations, car seat checks and install, tours of the fire station, fire trucks, the kids can run a Jr.

Firefighter obstacle course, SMPD will be there to provide children’s identification kits and on-site fingerprinting and many other fun activities for all." 
 
The Signal Mountain Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape.” The campaign works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.  
 
“These numbers show that home fires continue to pose a significant threat to safety,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. “In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out.
 
“Situational awareness is a skill people need to use wherever they go,” said Chief Eric Mitchell.  “No matter where you are, look for available exits. If the alarm system sounds, take it seriously and exit the building immediately.”
 
To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities in Signal Mountain, contact the Signal Mountain Fire Department at 423-886-7075 or at smokedetector@signalmountaintn.gov.


New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses

Chattanooga Funeral Home To Hold Candlelight Remembrance Services On Dec. 7

Roti Island Turtle Hatched At The Chattanooga Zoo


Here are the new marriage licenses from the County Clerk's office: SEAN MARK WILBY KATE LORRAINE RASCOE 132 SUNSET TER 132 SUNSET TER ATHENS, GA 30606 ATHENS, GA 30606 MICHAEL DWIGHT ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Funeral Home will be holding Candlelight Remembrance Services on Dec. 7. One will be at Hamilton Memorial Gardens at the North Chapel on Highway 153 near Hixson Pike. Dr. David ... (click for more)

The Chattanooga Zoo announces the hatching of a Roti Island snake-necked turtle. The turtle started hatching on Nov. 3 and was successfully out of the egg on the 6th. This the first successful ... (click for more)


Happenings

New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses

Here are the new marriage licenses from the County Clerk's office: SEAN MARK WILBY KATE LORRAINE RASCOE 132 SUNSET TER 132 SUNSET TER ATHENS, GA 30606 ATHENS, GA 30606 MICHAEL DWIGHT PAYNE STEPHANNE LYNN DENNIS 14507 BAKER RD 14507 BAKER RD BIRCHWOOD, TN 37308 BIRCHWOOD, TN 37308 PATRICK STEVEN MOORE KATHRYN ELIZABETH BROOKS 719 BROOKFIELD AVE 719 BROOKFIELD ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Funeral Home To Hold Candlelight Remembrance Services On Dec. 7

Chattanooga Funeral Home will be holding Candlelight Remembrance Services on Dec. 7. One will be at Hamilton Memorial Gardens at the North Chapel on Highway 153 near Hixson Pike. Dr. David McNabb of Teen Challenge will be the speaker. Another will be held at the pavilion at the front entrance to Chattanooga Memorial Park at White Oak. Rev. Wayland Stewart will be the speaker. ... (click for more)

Breaking News

County School Board Debating Summer Student Trips Overseas; Parents Upset By Half Day Of School For Teacher Planning

County School officials are discussing whether it is necessary for the School Board to approve summer overseas student trips. Board member Rhonda Thurman said such trips are outside the school calendar and the board would unnecessarily be assuming liability by giving approval. "That's up to the parents," she said. Legal counsel noted that the trips were first discussed at ... (click for more)

Chattanooga On List Of 42 Minor League Clubs That Could Be Severed From Majors

The Chattanooga Lookouts are on a list of 42 minor league clubs that could be severed from the majors under a sweeping new proposal from Major League Baseball. During current negotiations with the minors, the MLB is proposing to curtail the number of minor league clubs it has agreements with and reduce the number of minor league players on its payroll. Chattanooga is one of ... (click for more)

Opinion

Salary Increases Needed, Alinsky Tactics Are Not

I have advocated and fought for increases in teacher salaries for educators over the decades. Beyond mere rhetoric, I actually talk to those policymakers at the state level who set the budget which largely determines salaries. We know that many teachers still struggle to support their own families, particularly in places where the cost of living is higher. That is unacceptable. ... (click for more)

Volunteer And Make A Difference

I hear people all the time whining and complaining on here and other social media outlets about how bad the Valley has gotten or it's not the same Valley we have grown up in. You know it's not. There are several reasons why this is so true. However, we the citizens are the ones to blame. When I was picking up trash along Brown's Ferry I can't tell you how many times I picked ... (click for more)