Safety

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
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Be Bear-able this spring

The big mammals have awoken from slumber; residents  exercise caution By RANDY HOOVER Glade Public Safety Chief For The Vista Bears have come out of hibernation in the Fairfield Glade area! This week we have had several bear sightings in the Southeast area of the Glade. We live in bear country and it is our duty […]

1Apr2014 | Continued

Chief asks: If disaster strikes, are you ready?

By RANDY HOOVER Glade Public Safety Chief For The Vista Last week I gave you some information on Weather Warning Options and how to access them. This week I would like to go over some ways that you can prepare for a disaster that may help you and your family if you are faced with […]

26Mar2014 | Continued

Beware of fire hazard from 9 volt batteries stores inapproriately in kitchen drawers

By HOWARD ROBB Glade Fire Chief For The Vista I have been receiving E-Mails from our residents asking if a 9 volt Battery can start or cause a fire so I have spent time researching this problem. This is one article:  “Do you have 9 volt batteries rolling around loose in a kitchen junk drawer? […]

18Mar2014 | Continued

Guard against home thefts and burglaries

By RAND HOOVER Glade Safety Chief For The Vista I have discussed this subject in one of the previous Chief’s Reports. However, I think we need to revisit this subject in order to keep everyone reminded on how important it is that we all do our part in looking out for our own safety and […]

4Mar2014 | Continued

Exposing an Invisible Killer

For The Vista Each year in America, more than 150 people die from accidental non-fire related carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning associated with consumer products. These products include faulty, improperly-used or incorrectly-vented fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, stoves, water heaters and fireplaces. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) would like you to know that there are simple […]

27Feb2014 | Continued

Preparedness to be theme for Glade Neighborhood Watch meeting

For the Vista The 2014 Spring Meeting of the Fairfield Glade Neighborhood Watch Coalition (FGNWC) will be held at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center on Thursday, March 13, starting at 9 A.M. and lasting approximately two hours. All Fairfield Glade residents and Cumberland County residents are invited and encouraged to attend. The key […]

18Feb2014 | Continued

Dog-gone it! Glade pet owners take heed

By RANDY HOOVER Glade Safety Chief For The Vista Dogs running at large (NOT ON A LEASH OR NOT IN AN ENCLOSURE) is a very important topic and was discussed in the November 3-9 and December 1-7, 2013 Chief’s Report. However, Public Safety continues to get reports of people not keeping dogs on a leash […]

12Feb2014 | Continued

Hoover warns that phone and internet fraud continuing

By RANDY HOOVER Glade Safety Chief For The Vista Fraud is alive and thriving through our electronic devices. Please continue to be vigilant about suspicious phone calls and e-mails requesting any kind of personal information. If something sounds too good to be true, it is usually not true and is some type of fraud. The […]

29Jan2014 | Continued