Are you ready?

Fight fire with fire: Know what to do before it happens By THOMAS M. COVINO Part I in a Series Special to The Vista There will be a Special Town Hall Meeting of the Neighborhood Watch Coalition entitled  “Preparedness” on Wednesday, March 18. The meeting — which will be held at the Fairfield Glade Conference […]

12Feb2015 | Continued

Prescription Drug Drop-Off Box at Sheriff’s Office

By RANDY HOOVER Glade Safety Chief For The Vista The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Fairfield Glade Public Safety Department, and the Tennessee Department of Environment /Conservation (TDEC) are working collaboratively to protect our citizens as well as our environment. A Prescription Drug Drop-Off Box has been permanently located at the Sheriff’s Office for the convenience […]

16Jan2015 | Continued

Portable Heater Safety is Crucial During Winter’s Coldest Months

By MATTHEW DILLMAN Fairfield Glade Fire Chief For The Vista The arrival of single-digit weather in Tennessee this week is prompting the State Fire Marshal’s Office to remind residents to stay safe when using portable heaters in their homes. “We cannot stress enough the importance of following safety precautions when using portable space heating devices […]

16Jan2015 | Continued

Watch out for latest crime threat

By Thomas Covino Watch Your Back! Neighbors, if you live next door to a residence that’s up for sale, keep an eye out for people in the back yard of that house. There is apparently a man and woman acting as if they’re interested in purchasing the house, go to the back door and knock […]

26Nov2014 | Continued

Take steps to avoid being a victim of crime gets unveiled

Special to The Vista Mark this date on your calendar: Thursday, November 13th. This is when the Neighborhood Watch Coalition will be hosting a “Town Hall” type meeting, where the attendees get to ask what to, when to, and how to “Prevent Crime” in their home, office and neighborhood. Now’s the time to get the […]

30Oct2014 | Continued

Safety This Week

The Following incidents have been documented by the Fairfield Glade Department of Public Safety for the week: Oct 5 – Oct 11, 2014   10/05   Domestic (Arrest)  Jasper Drive   10/09   Theft (Medication from Home)  Lakeside Drive   10/09   Theft (Two Fed-EX Packages from Porch)  Lakeview Drive   10/10   Theft (Door from Porch)  Greenwood Road   10/10   […]

22Oct2014 | Continued


Will you be the next victim? By THOMAS COVINO For The Vista Recent articles in our newspapers tell a story of various crime statistics in Crossville. Are you one of the victims here in Fairfield Glade and if so why? Come to the next general meeting of our residents and listen to those who are […]

16Oct2014 | Continued

Crime Prevention: What Everyone Should Know

By THOMAS COVINO For The Vista Keeping yourself and your family safe is on everyone’s mind these days and the more you know who the people are that can help you, the better off you’ll be. On Thursday November 13th, from 9 A.M. to noon, the Fairfield Glade Neighborhood Watch Coalition will host a forum […]

3Oct2014 | Continued

Fairfield Glade Fire Departments gets an upgraded classification rate of 3

By HOWARD ROBB Glade Fire Chief For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Volunteer Fire Department has just received its new Classification and I am pleased to announce we went from a Classification 4 to a new Classification of 3. There are only 48 Fire Departments in Tennessee that have a 3 Classification and they are […]

4Sep2014 | Continued

Residents can help keep each other safe

By THOMAS COVINO For The Vista Take time out to check, now that’s an interesting opening. What is it that I’m supposed to check? Well, how about your friend who lives down the block or neighbor next door? Have they gone away for a vacation? There hasn’t been any noise coming from there. Have you […]

13Aug2014 | Continued

Protect your home from a wild land fire

By HOWARD ROBB Glade Fire Chief For The Vista Every year many families unnecessarily lose their homes and possessions to wild land fire. These losses can be minimized if homeowners take the time to become aware of safety measures to help protect their homes and complete some effective actions. Use Fire Resistant Building Material “The […]

7Aug2014 | Continued

Bear sightings abound in Glade — tips on what you should do

By RANDY HOOVER Glade Safety Chief For The Vista This week we have had several bear sightings in Fairfield Glade. We live in bear country and it is our duty and responsibility to educate ourselves about bears for our safety and the bears. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is working with Fairfield Glade Public Safety […]

25Jul2014 | Continued

Summer is the time to consider water safety

By DR. SULLIVAN SMITH Special to The Vista As temperatures continue to stay high this summer, more people head to beaches, pools, lakes and out on boats. Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s emergency physicians want everyone to get all the facts regarding unintentional drowning before you end up in the emergency department, or worse. Every day […]

15Jul2014 | Continued

Exercise caution with July 4th fireworks

By HOWARD ROBB Glade Fire Dept. Chief For The Vista In 2011, 9,600 fireworks-related injuries were treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms. The trend in fireworks-related injuries has been mostly in the range of 8,500 to 9,800 since 1997, except for spikes in 2000, primarily due to celebrations around the advent of a new millennium, […]

24Jun2014 | Continued

Fairfield Glade Fire Department in need of firefighters

By HOWARD ROBB Glade Fire Chief For The Vista The first volunteer fire department was organized in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin, in 1736. Now because of his vision, 275 years later, volunteer firefighters are still responding to fires and other emergencies nationally. We are looking for volunteers who are willing to make a commitment to […]

18Jun2014 | Continued

Emergency tip of the week is on weather alert systems and having a plan of action

By RANDY HOOVER Fairfield Glade Security Chief For The Vista I truly believe the better informed and prepared we are the safer we are. With that being said, there is no such thing as guaranteed safety from accidents or emergencies. When an emergency or accident of any type happens, it is very important to remain […]

4Jun2014 | Continued
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Great Balls of Fire! O Fire

Grill brats, not your body —June and July are peak months for grilling accidents For The Vista As Memorial Day Weekend approaches, kicking off the unofficial start of summer, backyard chefs everywhere are dusting off their grills, eager to spring into the long-awaited barbeque season. This summer, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that grillers […]

28May2014 | Continued

Glade’s Robb offers tips for spring’s unpredictable, dangerous storms

By HOWARD ROBB HOOVER Fairfield Glade Fire Chief For The Vista As spring storms pop up this month, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind Tennesseans to keep safety in mind when lightning and storms are imminent. “Lightning strikes can cause fires. And, as the season’s warmer weather gives rise to storm activity, […]

7May2014 | Continued

Hoover says don’t rock the boat — think water safety on the lakes

By RANDY HOOVER Fairfield Glade Security Chief For The Vista Weather is getting warmer and more people are on the water. Hopefully, the following Safety Tips/Safety Facts will be of some help in keeping you and your family safe when you go boating.  Safety Facts Drowning is the leading cause of deaths in boating accidents […]

30Apr2014 | Continued

Guard yourself against scams

By RANDY HOOVER Glade Safety Chief For The Vista     Every year the Better Business Bureau and police departments across the country receives thousands of calls and emails from consumers who have been scammed, or people that have dodged scams by being suspicious or careful.      Remember, if it sounds too good to […]

8Apr2014 | Continued