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Station 21 had a visit from a special guest, nine-year old Liam Boyd. Earlier this month, Quint 21 (Green shift), along with Chief William Andrews, responded to Liam’s home. He was getting ready for a virtual school day when he suddenly started laboring for breath and went into cardiac arrest. Chief Andrews heard the call on the radio on his way to work and joined the crew to help. They were able to revive the little boy and after spending time in the hospital, he returned home and he is doing great after his medical crisis. Liam and his family thanked everyone for what they did to save his life.

“It was great to see Liam and visit with him. It meant a lot to us to catch up with him and see how remarkable his recovery has been. We wish him all the best,” said Senior Firefighter Sean Mayfield.

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The Chattanooga Fire Department responded to a residential fire Wednesday morning on General Thomas Boulevard.

The call came in at 7:40 AM with reports of smoke coming from the attic of a home in the 4800 block.

Engine 9 was first on the scene and found a working house fire with heavy smoke.

A search was conducted as firefighting operations were initiated. All of the residents were outside and safe.

Crews continued working until the fire was out. There were no injuries. The cause is under investigation.

Engine 9, Quint 14, Ladder 1, Quint 1, Squad 1, Squad 13 and Battalion 1 responded, along with EPB and HCEMS.

General Thomas Blvd fire

CFD crews worked an accident with entrapment Monday morning on Brainerd Road.

The call came in at 5:53 AM. Squad 13 arrived on the scene with a vehicle inside the building, which was Brainerd Pharmacy. They requested additional companies for manpower and began extrication efforts.

The patient was removed from the vehicle after crews were able to access the car from inside the building. She was transported to the hospital. The extent of her injuries are unknown.

Damage to the building was extensive, but it was deemed to be structurally stable.

Squad 13, Squad 1, Engine 15, Battalion 2 and CFD Special Operations responded.

Brainerd Pharmacy extrication 5

A fatal fire is under investigation in East Chattanooga.

The call came in as a residential fire at 2:50 AM Sunday in the 2700 block of Taylor Street.

Neighbors reported that a camper was on fire behind a home and responding firefighters found a large bus fully engulfed in flames.

Engine 4 was first on scene. Bystanders notified the crew that a possible victim was inside and a search was performed simultaneously with the fire attack. The victim, who was living on the bus, was removed prior to the fire being extinguished.

CFD investigators were called to the scene. Engine 4, Quint 6, Quint 10, Squad 1, Squad 13, Engine 15, Battalion 1, Battalion 3, CPD and HCEMS also responded.

CFD expresses condolences to the victim’s family. Investigators are working to determine what caused the deadly blaze. Positive identification of the victim is pending so their name is not being released at this time.

bus fire fatality

Neighbors alerted 911 to smoke coming from a residence in the 2600 block of McCallie Avenue late Saturday night.

Engine 5, Ladder 5, Engine 15, Squad 13, Engine 9 and Battalion 1 responded just after 11 PM and upon arrival, they found a small fire in the front room of the vacant home.

A water extinguisher was used to extinguish the fire. It is under investigation at this time.

McCallie Ave vacant house fire

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