Failed to make the curve, struck a tree and caught fire. Luckily one of our Firefighters was nearby and was able to pull the driver away from the fire to safety. Driver was flown to the hospital by Vanderbilt Lifeflight. Good job guys!
Other Happenings around the Department
Recent Truck Fire
Never leave any fire unattended. This could happen to you!
Fire Instructor Jamie Hinson and Fire Instructor John Roaten teach the correct and incorrrect ways of ventilating a 2 story home by using a scale model mock up. Today's homes pose greater risks to home owners and firefighters due to larger amounts of synthetic materials and increased use of particle board type materials
Fire Department News and Recent Incidents
ISO Rating Improved May 1, 2017 !
Firefighters waiting to wash down the roadway at the scene of a vehicle rollover. We work closely with all other Emergency Services Agencies to provide the best possible protection for our community.
Lakewood School Water & Field Day was held May 9th, 2018. The students participated in learning healthy activity habits. As part of the fun, they got to be hosed down by our firefighters when they got hot. According to their teachers that was the highlight of the day and we were happy to oblige!
A Tobacco Barn Fire in a remote location. Calloway County Fire Rescue provided additional water for us. We all respond outside of our areas when needed to help each other out. It's called Mutual Aid!
We recently received an Assistance to Firefighters Grant from Homeland Security for a brand new state of the art Air Cascade System. This replaces our previous 40 year old system. Now our Firefighters can be assured of safe clean air in their air tanks when fighting fires.
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It takes a Special Person to volunteer at 4 AM to help someone you don't know
One of the many dangers our Firefighters face is Hazardous Materials. Here 2 Anhydrous Ammonia Tanks have turned over. Luckily the full tank did not rupture. The other tank was almost empty and allowed to finish venting while the highway was blocked for safety. The tanks were then loaded and hauled away. And the best part? Not one single injury, not even a scratch!
One of the more unique challenges to our Department, are Boat and Marina Fires. Boats are often difficult to reach and tend to burn quickly.
Ever dropped or forgotten about a burning cigarette? Here's what can happen!
On May 1, 2017, Paris Landing Fire Department’s Insurance Services Organization Public Fire Protection old rating of 9/10 improved to our
New Rating of 7/10.
What does this mean for you as a property owner?
This means that any property located within 5 road miles of one of our 4 Stations will have the new insurance classification. While properties located more than 5 miles from one of the Stations will remain unchanged. If your property is within one of the 5 mile areas you could see a reduction in your insurance premiums. Documentation for your insurance company can be downloaded here:
As much as 20% insurance premium reduction in many cases.
ISO's Public Protection Classification Program (PPC) plays an important role in the underwriting process at insurance companies. In fact, most U.S. insurers - including the largest ones - use PPC information as part of their decision- making when deciding what business to write, coverage's to offer or prices to charge for personal or commercial property insurance.
Each insurance company independently determines the premiums it charges its policyholders. The way an insurer uses ISO's information on public fire protection may depend on several things -the company's fire-loss experience, rate making methodology, underwriting guidelines, and its marketing strategy.
For more information about your own insurance premiums, please contact your insurance company. Please do not call the Fire Dept. We have no control over how the insurance companies establish their rates.
We cover approximately 128 square miles of Northeast Henry County. With only 34 fire hydrants in our entire area of coverage, it has been a tremendous challenge for our Department to locate and certify alternate water sources as well as prove our ability to shuttle adequate amounts of water. Proper trucks and equipment was also required as well as additional training and certification by our personnel.
A Special word of Thanks to Mr. Barry Wallace of the Northeast Henry County Utility District for his help in providing the information about our water system to ISO enabling our hydrants to be certified.
Also a word of Thanks to Angie Case at our 911 Dispatch Center for her help in providing the information about our Dispatch and Communications system to ISO for certification as well.
And last but certainly not least, a huge word of Thanks to all our Volunteers who spent countless hours of their own time and drove countless miles in their own personal vehicles researching and obtaining the seemingly endless amounts of information required to accomplish this for our community. Remember they are all volunteers and do not receive any pay for what they do. When you see them out in our Community, stop and shake their hand and tell them Thank You!
After approximately 3 years of preparation and planning, we are pleased and excited to announce our new rating!
Recent MVA with the driver trapped in the vehicle. Driver extricated and flown from the scene by AirEvac Helicopter