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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Murfreesboro welcomes new fire recruits

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The Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department welcomes eight new firefighters. The group took off their cadet ropes and rang the bell at a graduation ceremony, marking the completion of the Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Recruit Academy on Thursday, Nov. 10.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (November 10, 2022) The Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) welcomes eight new firefighters.  The group took off their cadet ropes and rang the bell at a graduation ceremony, marking the co...

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Posted on: November 7, 2022

Murfreesboro joins national week of action to help 9-1-1 callers #KnowExactlyWhere in an emergency

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The Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center is taking part in the #KnowExactlyWhere safety campaign to raise awareness of the what3words app from Nov. 7 - 13; also educating the public on how the free app can be utilized in an emergency.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center is taking part in the #KnowExactlyWhere safety campaign to raise awareness of the what3words app in Rutherford County, TN from Nov. 7 thro...

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Exchange Club names MFRD Firefighter Dillon Harris ‘Firefighter of the Year’

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) employee Dillon Harris has been named, ‘Firefighter of the Year,’ by the Exchange Club of Rutherford County.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (October 26, 2022) Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) employee Dillon Harris has been named, ‘Firefighter of the Year,’ by the Exchange Club of Rutherford County.

 

The award was ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2022

Family escapes house fire unharmed

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The Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department is investigating the cause of a house fire which displaced a Murfreesboro family on Monday, Oct. 17. Two adults and two dogs got out of the burning home safely.

MURFREESBORO, TENN. – (October 18, 2022) The Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) is investigating the cause of a house fire which displaced a Murfreesboro family on Monday, Oct. 17. Two adults and two dogs got out of the burning ...

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Posted on: October 17, 2022

MFRD acquires two new pumper engines

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The Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department has taken delivery of two brand new pumper engines and will add to its fleet of other apparatus soon.

MURFREESBORO, TENN. – (October 17, 2022) The Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department has taken delivery of two brand new pumper engines and will add to its fleet of other apparatus soon.  

 

“The pumpers are very m...

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Posted on: October 14, 2022

First responders urge residents not to walk on railroad tracks after two people hit in two days

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First responders are urging residents to avoid walking on train tracks after two people were hit and injured within two days in Murfreesboro.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (October 14, 2022) First responders are urging residents to avoid walking on train tracks after two people were hit and injured within two days in Murfreesboro. 

The latest incident happened on the CSX rail...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Brother and sister escape burning house, two dogs saved; family displaced

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Murfreesboro Fire Marshal investigators are trying to determine the cause of a house fire that left an 18-year-old male injured on Thursday September 22.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Fire Marshal investigators are trying to determine the cause of a house fire that left an 18-year-old male injured on Thursday September 22.

 

The male and his 17-year-old sister escaped the hom...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Murfreesboro firefighters rescue man from 10-feet-deep trench

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Murfreesboro firefighters rescue man from 10-feet-deep trench

 

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) firefighters rescued a construction worker who fell down a 10-feet-deep trench Tuesday afternoon.

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

MFRD Engineer owes life to Marion County detective who died in helicopter crash

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MFRD Engineer Benjamin Honeycutt says he owes his life to Matt Blansett, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office detective who died Tuesday in a helicopter crash. Honeycutt was in a near-fatal car crash 23 years ago and Blansett came to the rescue.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department Engineer Benjamin Honeycutt says he owes his life to Matt Blansett, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office detective who died Tuesday in a helicopter crash.  Honey...

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Mayor recognizes MFRD Engine 9 Crew as STARS for rescuing infant from hot SUV

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (July 21, 2022) - Murfreesboro Fire Rescue firefighters Capt. Tim Lampitt, Marcus Cartwright, Tyson Donaldson, Richard Goodyear, and Justin Dillard were honored July 21, 2022, as STARS for saving an infant child&r...

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Firefighters, off-duty nurse helped save life of infant locked in a hot car; woman charged with DUI

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 28, 2022) – A five-week-old baby locked inside a hot SUV was pulled to safety by fast-acting firefighters who broke the windows and removed the infant.  An off-duty nurse assisted with other life-savin...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Outdoor burning ban lifted

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NEW:  MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (July 13, 2022) - After several days of significant rainfall, the joint burn ban for the City of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County has been lifted.  

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 24, 2022) – The fire marsh...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Two stranded 18-year-olds rescued after kayak overturns in fast-moving water

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 3, 2022) – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Swiftwater Rescue team rescues two teens clinging to trees after their kayak overturned in fast-moving water on the Stones River.

The 18-years-olds, a male a...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

911 Center employees are now Train-the-Trainer CIT certified

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 23, 2022) -  Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center Emergency Operations Coordinator Becki Green and Communications Specialist II Brady Lutton are now 911 CIT certified through the Tennessee Emergency Communications...
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Posted on: May 16, 2022

MFRD Hazmat team responds after woman felt ill after opening package; package is harmless

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 16, 2022) – A Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Hazmat team has determined nothing harmful was inside an envelope after a woman opened it and reported feeling ill on Monday, May 16. 

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Posted on: May 14, 2022

Murfreesboro citizens respond with 95-percent ‘Positive Satisfaction’ following advancements in 911

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When an emergency suddenly occurs and a Murfreesboro citizen or visitor dials 9-1-1, the first Emergency Dispatcher who answers the call for help is cross-trained, certified, and utilizes new technology tools accurately and quickly to triage the incident.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – When an emergency suddenly occurs and a Murfreesboro citizen or visitor dials 9-1-1, the first Emergency Dispatcher who answers the call for help is cross-trained, certified, and utilizes new technology tools accurately and...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Officer, resident taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after overnight fire; tenants displaced

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A Murfreesboro Police officer was treated for smoke inhalation after helping to evacuate tenants at an early morning apartment fire. An elderly tenant was also treated for smoke inhalation. Firefighters helped to evacuate others.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 6, 2022) - A Murfreesboro Police officer was treated for smoke inhalation after helping to evacuate tenants at an early morning apartment fire. An elderly tenant was also treated for smoke inhalation.  Firefighte...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Murfreesboro implements a new citizen feedback solution for 911

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The Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center is one of the first 911 Centers in Tennessee to implement an innovative new technology called CueHit PowerEngage to track citizen satisfaction and solicit feedback after a call is made to the ECC.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (April 7, 2022) – The Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center (ECC) is one of the first 911 Centers in Tennessee to implement an innovative new technology called CueHit PowerEngage to track citizen satisfaction and solic...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

County Fire Departments Provide Mutual Aid for Sevier County Wildfire

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Several fire departments in Rutherford County are sending equipment and manpower to help battle the Sevier County wildfire in East Tennessee after a request for assistance was issued through the Tennessee Mutual Aid System.

Three members of the La Vergne Fire and Rescue Department were sent Wednesday night on a company pumper truck along with three members of Rutherford County Fire Department who provided a company tanker truck. Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department sent eight...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Fire Marshal implements burn ban

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 11, 2022) – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) has issued a ban on any open burning due to the current red flag warning issued by the National Weather Service until further notice.

Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Carl Peas made the decision Friday afternoon after firefighters responded to multiple mulch, grass, and brush fires. 

 

“Due to current fire responses and the wind conditions in the city of Murfreesbo...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department announces promotions

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 1, 2022) – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Chief Mark Foulks announces the promotion of two long-time employees.

 

Mark McCluskey has been promoted to assistant chief of operations. McClusk...

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