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Chattanooga, Tenn. -- Chattanooga firefighters were dispatched to a house fire at 3915 6th Avenue in East Lake at 8:53 PM this evening. Captain McMillian with Engine 9 was first on the scene and he reported fire showing from a room at the rear corner of the structure. All occupants were reported to be out of the house. As more crews arrived, Firefighters made a quick search and interior attack to bring the fire under control. Quint 14, Quint 1, Squad 1, and Engine 5 responded. No injuries were reported and there was damage to the interior of the house.

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Chattanooga, Tenn. -- Chattanooga firefighters and their families gathered at The Westin Chattanooga Monday night to honor their own. With Chief Operating Officer Maura Sullivan and Fire Chief Phil Hyman presiding, more than 100 firefighters were recognized for outstanding efforts at emergencies throughout the year in 2017. Among the top awards, Senior Firefighter Jack Thompson was honored as the department's Firefighter of the Year. Lt. Scott Sheets received a Medal of Valor award, and Captain Steve Everett received a Medal of Heroism.

Dozens of firefighters were also recognized with unit citations and commendation ribbons for their outstanding efforts in 2017. Here is a complete list of the awards handed out tonight:

Lifesaving Medals

CPR Save - Jan. 22, 2017

Lt. Robert Roark

FFS Tim Freire

FFE Thomas Smith

Extrication - Vehicle in Pond - Feb. 7, 2017

Capt. Kevin Carpenter

FF Cullom Boyd

FF Travis Burns

Lt. Scott Sparks

FFE Charles Bailey

FF Michael Gray

Fire Rescue - Feb. 16, 2017
Lt. Tyler Swindell

FFE Preston Binegar

Lt. Shaun Hinojosa

FF Julio Vargas

Fire Rescue with CPR - Feb. 18, 2018
Capt. Robert Thompson

Lt. Tyler Swindell

FFE Joey Thomas

FFE Preston Binegar

CPR Save - Feb. 27, 2017

Capt. Tim Zink

Lt. Michael Rush

FFS Tony Ott

FFE Jeremy Williams

CPR Save
Lt. Mark Brown

EMS Treatment - April 4, 2017

FF Charles Zinzer

FFE Brandon Fryar

FF Carl Ellis

FFE Kenneth Martin

CPR Save - April 22, 2017

FFS Cory Owens

FFE Britt Bradshaw

FF Ryan Roark

CPR Save - July 27, 2017

FFS Joshua Burchard

FF Anjail Berniger

Fire Rescue with CPR - Sept. 20, 2017

FFS Joel Nix

FFE Matt Rorex

FF Ryan Swisher

Fire Rescue with CPR - Nov. 9, 2017

Capt. Terrence Andrews

Capt. Keith Liles

Lt. Chad Nichols

FF Jake Case

Meritorious Unit Citations

Squad 1(Red)
Quint 14 (Blue)
Quint 8 (Green)
Quint 19 (Green)
Squad 11 (Green)
Squad 1 (Green)
Squad 7 (Green)
Squad 13 (Blue)

Engine 15 ( Blue)

Engine 5 (Blue)

Quint 13 (Blue)
Squad 7 (Blue)
Squad 7 (Green)
Squad 13 (Green)
Quint 7 (Green)

Quint 4 (Blue)

Commendation Ribbons

Capt. John Taylor
FFS Terrence Watkins
FF Ryan Swafford
FFS Fredrick Brunker
FFE Patrick O'Brien

Capt. Darryl Manis
Capt. Adam Couch
Capt. Chris O'Kelly
Capt. Brian Pemberton
FF Jordan Carroll
Lt. Joseph Ervin
Lt. Bradley Freeman
FFS Kevin Thomas
FF Zachary Eldrod
FFE Daniel Bryan

FF Clint Montgomery
FF Jessie Lively

FF Magdalena Novak

FF Charles Ellis

FF Seth Hutcheson

FF Ben Wright
FF Tiffany Bird

Capt. Kevin Carpenter
Lt. Scott Sparks

Lt. Jack Babb
FFS David Linam
FF Cullom Boyd

FFE Charles Bailey
FF Travis Burns

FF Michael Gray
AMET Maurice Beamon
EMT-P Dominick Alvarado
Telecommunicator Ruth Tudos

Letters of Commendation

Telecommunicator Ruth Tudos

Telecommunicator Stephanie McCarter

Paramedic Dominick Alvarado
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Maurice Beamon

Special Award - (For tireless support of the Forgotten Child Fund.)

FFS Joshua Burchard

Firefighter of the Year - (For making the most significant contributions to the department during the course of the year.)

FFS Jack Thompson

Medal of Valor - (For rescuing a citizen from a fire on Dec. 29, 2017.)

Lt. Scott Sheets

Citizen Achievement Award - (For assisting with woman's rescue from house fire on Sept. 17, 2017.)

Robert Gifford

Tim Jones

Lamar Skinner

Cecil Skyles

Stephen Skyles

Medal of Heroism - (For rescue of woman in house fire on Sept. 17, 2017.)

Captain Steve Everett

3 Capt Steve Everett and Civilians

WHO: Chattanooga Fire Department

WHAT: Annual Awards Ceremony for the Chattanooga Fire Department

WHEN: Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Westin Chattanooga, 801 Pine St., Chattanooga, Portman Ballroom

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Chattanooga, Tenn. -- Firefighters with two fire departments responded to a fire at Steve Ray's Midnight Oil service station on Lee Highway around 10:30 this morning. Firefighters with the Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene first. Battalion Chief Charlie Thomason reported heavy fire and smoke coming from the rear of the structure. As the firefighters began pulling off handlines to fight the fire, Chief Thomason called for a full response from the Chattanooga Fire Department to make sure enough resources were on hand to stop the fire.

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Chattanooga, Tenn. -- Around 11:00 a.m today, the Chattanooga Fire Department was dispatched to a reported explosion and fire in a section of woods off the 7400 block of Commons Boulevard. The first firefighters on the scene reported seeing smoke and flames in the woods. Battalion Chief David Thompson Jr. said the firefighters carried hand-held hoselines into the woods and quickly put the fire out. Several tents, mattresses and other combustible items burned up in the fire. None of the residents were there. However, two dogs that appeared to be in the care of the homeless people perished in the fire.

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