Glade Residents present ambulance concern to County

COMMENTARY BY CARMIN LYNCH For The Vista As reported in last week’s newspaper, an issue has arisen concerning the response time of our Cumberland County Ambulance Service. According to statistics provided by the E911 Dispatch Center, five of the six County Ambulance Stations are not achieving the response time performance standards set by the American […]

26Jan2018 | Continued

Ambulance response time to be addressed at Town Hall event

By JOHN BYERS For The Vista In the most recent Fairfield Glade Residents Survey Health and Safety ranked as number 1 and 2 in importance. When Fairfield Glade Residents think of the Fairfield Glade Fire Department many believe it includes EMR, EMT, Paramedics and Ambulance services. It does not. Cumberland County EMS is responsible to […]

10Jan2018 | Continued

Be safe during the holiday season

By MIKE WILLIAMS Glade Police Chief For The Vista The holiday season is one of the deadliest times of the year for alcohol-related crashes. MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) estimates that “each year nationally, more than 1,000 people typically die during Thanksgiving to New Year’s in drunk driving crashes”. New Year’s season is one of […]

19Dec2017 | Continued
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McCarthy is Firefighter of the Year

By VINCE PETERS For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Fire Department announced at a dinner meeting December 9, 2017 anniversary awards for firefighters who have been on the department for at least 5 years and the highly coveted Firefighter of the Year Award. The Firefighter of the Year Award is given to a firefighter (or […]

19Dec2017 | Continued
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Prevent afire in your home – safety tips

By MIKE WILLIAMS Fairfield Glade Police Chief For The Vista A home is often referred to as a safe haven.  This month, make sure your home is protected from (and your family is prepared for) a fire.  Here are 10 simple tips to help you avoid fires and reduce the risk of injury should one […]

25Oct2017 | Continued

In-home safety tips for senior living

By MIKE WILLIAMS Glade Police Chief For The Vista Due to the growing popularity of in-home care for seniors, it’s important to make sure you and your loved one are aware of the potential dangers present in the home for seniors living alone and prepare accordingly. You can help prevent falls and accidents by making […]

28Sep2017 | Continued

It’s football season! But exercise caution when tailgating

By MIKE WILLIAMS Glade Police Chief For The Vista With the upcoming football season many in our community get together to watch their favorite football team in action. You expect your team to perform at their best. Perform at your best as well, especially if you have had a few drinks while your favorite quarterback […]

7Sep2017 | Continued
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Be ready – it’s tornado season

By MIKE WILLIAMS Fairfield Glade Police Chief For The Vista The test of the Fairfield Glade Tornado Warning Siren will now be conducted on the first Thursday of every month at 12 P.M. This will ensure that our system is working properly as well as preventative maintenance can be conducted at this time. Tornadoes are […]

7Jun2017 | Continued

Glade Chief encourages drinking safety

By MIKE WILLIAMS Glade Police Chief For The Vista It is common knowledge that drinking and driving is a crime with serious penalties. It is also common knowledge that it is dangerous to get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Yet every day, almost 30 […]

3May2017 | Continued

Tips provided to prevent home improvement fraud

By MIKE WILLIAMS Glade Police Chief For The Vista During the warmer weather that will be approaching home improvement will be on a lot of residents’ minds. Here are 10 tips that will help you prevent being a victim of contractor fraud. 1: Scare tactics -If a contractor tries to literally “scare up” your business, […]

23Mar2017 | Continued

Warning: Beware of Bears

By MIKE WILLIAMS Glade Police Chief For The Vista According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, Bears are expanding their range on the Cumberland Plateau. The following information is provided courtesy of the TWRA. Bears are omnivores, which mean that they will take advantage of multiple food sources. This tendency is the root of most […]

17Mar2017 | Continued

Safety strategies crucial as daylight hours decrease

By MIKE WILLIAMS Glade Public Safety Chief For The Vista This time of year the amount of daylight is shorter than the summer months. If your schedule leaves you walking at dawn, dusk, or after dark, you should learn to do so safely. Whether you find yourself walking in the dark due to the short […]

3Nov2016 | Continued
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Fairfield Glade Fire Department campaign to raise funds for Mini-Pumper Attack Truck

By CYD RIEDE For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Fire Department (FGFD) is launching a community-wide campaign to raise funds to acquire a mini-pumper/attack truck. The goal is to raise $75,000.  All efforts will be directed at finding a working, used apparatus that the Department can retain and utilize on a permanent basis. One of […]

24Jun2016 | Continued
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Beaty brings a wealth of experience to Glade Public Safety

Y CYD RIEDE For The Vista David Edwin Beaty is the newest member of the Fairfield Glade Public Safety Team — and he should be a familiar face to most. Beaty served for 30 years for the City of Crossville Police Department — including 20 years as the Chief of Police —  until retiring in […]

6May2016 | Continued

Williams says take advantage of trails, but learn how to be safe when hiking

By MIKE WILLIAMS Glade Safety Chief For The Vista As the weather warms up more and more people are taking advantage of our beautiful hiking trails within Fairfield Glade as well as Cumberland County and our Parks. We won’t sugarcoat this. Hiking can be dangerous. Sprained ankles, bad cuts and bruises, serious falls, broken limbs […]

6May2016 | Continued
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Henshaw valuable member of Glade Safety Dept.

By CYD RIEDE For The Vista Elizabeth Diaz Henshaw is one of two women on the Fairfield Glade Public Safety Team. She was born in Philadelphia and is one of 8 children …5 girls and 3 boys. As a young girl, Liz moved to Puerto Rico and then back to Philly, where she graduated from […]

28Apr2016 | Continued
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Davenport a valued member of Safety Dept.

By CYD RIEDE  For The Vista Glen Martin Davenport (or Marty as he is known) comes from a long established family in Cumberland County, TN going back to the 1800’s. He is the older of 2 boys, having a younger brother, Matthew.   His father has a Doctorate in Theology and is a pastor at […]

14Apr2016 | Continued

Glade safety summary

For The Vista The safety of Fairfield Glade (FG) residents and guests depends on three professional groups located at the Public Safety and Fire Department building on Peavine Rd. (FGPS, CCEMS and FGFD) and one volunteer group of residents (FGNWC). The following is a summary of how they work together for public safety. FAIRFIELD GLADE […]

5Apr2016 | Continued
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Giving of herself comes natural for officer Self of Glade Public Safety

By CYD RIEDE For The Vista Katelyn Rae Bell Self is one of two women on the FGPS force. Kate was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia which lies in prime Civil War “country”, between Washington DC and Richmond, VA. She is a middle child, having an older sister and younger brother. As a young girl, she […]

5Apr2016 | Continued
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Woody a fixture in Glade for 25 years

By CYD RIEDE For The Vista Have you ever wondered who is the person watching your personal residence and property while you are away from Fairfield Glade? That individual is Sgt. Leon Woody. Leon Paul Woody (or Woody as he is known to most) is a native son; born and raised in Crossville, TN. He […]

18Mar2016 | Continued