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Ashley McDonald Named First County PIO
Ashley McDonald Named First County PIO

Ashley McDonald started Monday (9/16/2019) in her new position as Rutherford County Government's first public information officer and program coordinator.

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Larry Flowers Named PIO for MPD
Larry Flowers Named PIO for MPD

Well known television news reporter Larry Flowers has agreed to serve as public information officer (PIO) for the Murfreesboro Police Department. In addition, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue's PIO Ashley McDonald has been promoted to assistant public information officer serving in the City Manager's office.

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Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Final Crews in Gatlinburg Return Home
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Final Crews in Gatlinburg Return Home

Exactly one week after initial deployment, all of Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue's crews and personnel have returned from Gatlinburg...

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Young boy recognized by the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department
Young boy recognized by the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department

Heroes come in all different sizes...some a little smaller than others. Five-year-old Jackson Peek was presented with a "Courage Award" from Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Chief Mark Foulks on Wednesday morning at Fire Administration.

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 Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Responded to Fire Caused by Lightning Strike
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Responded to Fire Caused by Lightning Strike

District 7, Ladder 6, Engine 4, and Rescue 8 responded to a fire call at 1165 Central Valley Road around 7:30 Thursday night.

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MFRD Water Rescue Has Interesting Twist
MFRD Water Rescue Has Interesting Twist

Crews were told that a woman was kayaking, her boat filled with water, and she was holding on to a tree limb somewhere on the Stones River along the 1500 block of Broad Street.

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Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department Driver Retires After 29 Years
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department Driver Retires After 29 Years

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department Driver Michael "Mike" Mitchell hung up his helmet Thursday after 29 years of service.

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Fire at Sir Pizza in the Barfield Area
Fire at Sir Pizza in the Barfield Area

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department officials say the Sir Pizza located at 110 Veterans Parkway will be closed until further notice due to an early morning fire.

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Home on Georgetown Lane likely a total loss due to Thursday fire
Home on Georgetown Lane likely a total loss due to Thursday fire

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department crews were back on the scene this morning at 1619 Georgetown Lane after an early morning fire rekindled.

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Silo Fire in Murfreesboro Thursday Morning
Silo Fire in Murfreesboro Thursday Morning

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Ladder 9, Rescue 9, Engine 5, and brush trucks from Stations 2 and 6 responded to a silo fire at the dead end of Covenant Boulevard just before 7:30 Thursday morning.

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Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Hosted Steering Committee Meeting for Event in Nashville
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Hosted Steering Committee Meeting for Event in Nashville

On Friday, February 19, Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department hosted a Steering Committee Meeting for the Firehouse Expo to be held at the Music City Center in Nashville October 18-22, 2016.

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Firehouse Subs in Murfreesboro Help Local Fire Department
Firehouse Subs in Murfreesboro Help Local Fire Department

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department personnel attended the official dedication of equipment purchased with funds from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation at Firehouse Subs in Murfreesboro...

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Thursday morning fire in Murfreesboro
Thursday morning fire in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Engines 1 and 3 and Rescue 8 responded to two cars on fire in the parking lot of Richland Falls Apartments (526 Dill Lane) just before 7:00 Thursday morning.

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Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue holds Successful Blood Drive
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue holds Successful Blood Drive

The drive was held in honor of Jenna-Leigh Beasley, daughter of MFRD Shift Commander Daryl Alexander, who is currently battling cancer, and also in memory of Chase McMahan, son of MFRD Captain Kurt McMahan, who passed away from the disease last October.

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Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue to host a Blood Drive
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue to host a Blood Drive

Most recently, the son of a MFRD Captain lost his battle, while a shift commander's daughter, just began hers. This sparked MFRD to want to help on a grander scale.

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Firework Rules for Murfreesboro on New Years Eve
Firework Rules for Murfreesboro on New Years Eve

Murfreesboro Rules: It shall be unlawful for any person within the City to use, possess, sell or offer for sale any bottle rocket.

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Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue had a busy Tuesday morning
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue had a busy Tuesday morning

Just after 6:30 Tuesday morning, crews were called to 4050 Mercy Court (Little Embers Daycare) for reports of a fire.

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Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department recently filled two vacant positions within the department
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department recently filled two vacant positions within the department

Driver Jeff Wright was promoted to Medical Training Coordinator and Assistant Fire Marshal Carl Peas was promoted to Fire Marshal.

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MFRD Benefits from Council Approval of Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)
MFRD Benefits from Council Approval of Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)

The $2.5 million budgeted for the Public Safety Training Facility rounds off the total funding for the project. "The property acquisition is under way," said Chief Foulks, "and the project should begin moving forward after the first of the year."

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Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue install OVER 100 smoke alarms for free in Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue install OVER 100 smoke alarms for free in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department not only met the challenge from the State Fire Marshal's Office (SFMO) to install 100 smoke alarms on Saturday, November 14, but the department far exceeded the goal!

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Local Fire Department Gears Up for 32nd Annual Toys for Tots Program
Local Fire Department Gears Up for 32nd Annual Toys for Tots Program

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department (MFRD) is celebrating 32 years of helping children through the Toys for Tots program.

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Fire at 1707 Bridget Drive in Murfreesboro was ruled as
Fire at 1707 Bridget Drive in Murfreesboro was ruled as "Accidental"

"There were conflicting reports that suggested the fire was suspicious due to the property being vacant," said Assistant Fire Marshal Carl Peas. "However, we determined that the fire was not intentionally set."

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Wednesday morning house fire in Murfreesboro
Wednesday morning house fire in Murfreesboro

When crews arrived on scene, they found a fully involved two story residence.

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Thirteen Graduate from MFRD's Citizens Fire Academy
Thirteen Graduate from MFRD's Citizens Fire Academy

Thirteen students graduated Tuesday night from the 13th session of the Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Citizens Fire Academy.

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Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Personnel Return from Deployment
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Personnel Return from Deployment

"I'm extremely proud of our two rescue teams that represented our department in South Carolina," said Chief Foulks. "We are happy that all of them returned home safely."

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Fire Safety: Close the Door When Sleeping
Fire Safety: Close the Door When Sleeping

October 4-10, 2015 is National Fire Prevention Week and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office and Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department are telling the community to remember three simple words during a fire, "Close the door!"

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Is your child safety seat in correctly?
Is your child safety seat in correctly?

The main goal for child passenger safety is to make sure that all parents and caregivers are correctly using the right restraint for their children's ages and sizes.

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NEW Fire Chief Mark Foulks in Murfreesboro
NEW Fire Chief Mark Foulks in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department welcomed new Fire Chief Mark Foulks Monday morning, along with six new Firefighters.

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Mock Drill at the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport on Monday
Mock Drill at the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport on Monday

Murfreesboro's Fire & Rescue and Police Departments will be conducting a mock drill at the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport located at 1930 Memorial Boulevard on the morning of Monday, August 17.

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Two vehicles go up in flames in Murfreesboro - Arson suspected
Two vehicles go up in flames in Murfreesboro - Arson suspected

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Fire Marshals' Office is investigating two vehicle fires at the Summit Townhomes apartment complex.

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Child Safety Seat Inspections
Child Safety Seat Inspections

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department will be hosting one Child Safety Seat Inspection Station a week over the next four weeks.

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AWESOME: Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue part of Make a Wish!
AWESOME: Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue part of Make a Wish!

"We were so thrilled to have MFRD be a part of the presentation," said Edie Sessions, Siegel Middle School faculty member and Student Council Advisor. "Our Duck Race would not be as successful without their help."

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Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Special Ops Personnel Attend Course at U.S. National Whitewater Center
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Special Ops Personnel Attend Course at U.S. National Whitewater Center

Several Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department Special Operations personnel recently attended a Swiftwater Rescue course at the U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Murfreesboro Fire Crews SMOKE the Competition
Murfreesboro Fire Crews SMOKE the Competition

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Cooking with Fire "smoked" the competition at the 3rd Annual "Backyard BBQ Festival" on Saturday at Cannonsburgh Village.

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Car runs INTO Murfreesboro area apartment
Car runs INTO Murfreesboro area apartment

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Ladder 8 and Rescue 8 responded to a single car motor vehicle accident at a four unit apartment located at 1455 Chariot Drive just before 3:00 Saturday morning.

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Wednesday morning accident in Murfreesboro
Wednesday morning accident in Murfreesboro

The female driver was pinned against the guardrail and had to be extricated.

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Smoking in bed leads to fire in Murfreesboro
Smoking in bed leads to fire in Murfreesboro

The man that lived in the affected unit told crews that he had been smoking in bed and fell asleep. He was transported to Saint Thomas Rutherford for smoke inhalation and burns to his head and face areas.

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro fire on Indian Park Drive
UPDATE: Murfreesboro fire on Indian Park Drive

An investigation into a fire at the Hawthorne South Apartments on 220 Indian Park Drive has been ruled an accident. According to Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue spokeswoman Ashley McDonald Assistant Fire Marshal Michael Bartlett reports the fire was started on the balcony near the vinyl siding wall.

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Saturday's Open House at Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Headquarters was a great success!
Saturday's Open House at Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Headquarters was a great success!

In 1964, the now existing Headquarters located at 202 East Vine Street was built.

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Have you taken the Citizens Fire Academy in Murfreesboro?
Have you taken the Citizens Fire Academy in Murfreesboro?

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department is now accepting applications for the 12th session of the Citizens Fire Academy (CFA).

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More retirements in the City of Murfreesboro
More retirements in the City of Murfreesboro

Captain/Shift Training Officer Robert “Bob” Decker will retire from Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department on July 13 after 27 years of service.

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UPDATE on FIRE at Brad's Pool Shop in Murfreesboro - Open Friday
UPDATE on FIRE at Brad's Pool Shop in Murfreesboro - Open Friday

The interior of the structure received heavy smoke damage and the business had to close its doors for several days.

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Memorial Day Fire in Murfreesboro
Memorial Day Fire in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Districts 4, 6, 7, and 8 responded to a house fire at 3306 Overhill Court just before 9:00 Monday night.

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Thursday morning fire reported in Murfreesboro
Thursday morning fire reported in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Districts 5, 7, and 9 responded to a house fire at 3458 Hardwood Drive just before 1:30 Thursday morning.

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Thursday night fire in Murfreesboro
Thursday night fire in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s District 1 and Rescue 8 responded to a house fire at 427 State Street just after 8:00 Thursday night.

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Thursday afternoon house fire on Holsted Drive extinguished
Thursday afternoon house fire on Holsted Drive extinguished

UPDATE: Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s District 9 and Engine 1 responded to a house fire at 2809 Holsted Drive just after 12:15 Thursday afternoon.

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Fire at Camino Real off of East Main St. in Murfreesboro
Fire at Camino Real off of East Main St. in Murfreesboro
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Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue to hold special ceremony
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue to hold special ceremony

The ceremony will take place on the northwest side of the public square at the site of the Fallen Firefighters Memorial. MFRD’s national award-winning Honor Guard will perform...

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Minor Fire Discovered and Contained by Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Districts 1 and 8 responded to a fire call at 550 Crossway Drive (Cross Court Apartments) just before 1:00 Thursday morning.

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POSITIVE: Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Saves Jack Russell Terrier in Motor Vehicle Accident
POSITIVE: Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Saves Jack Russell Terrier in Motor Vehicle Accident

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Ladder 9 rescued a Jack Russell terrier from a motor vehicle accident on Franklin Road around 7:30 Sunday morning.

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UPDATE on Wednesday Afternoon Vehicle Fire

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s District 8 and Engine 1 responded to a vehicle fire at 1617 Huntington Drive just before 3:00 Wednesday afternoon.

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Saturday Morning Fire Displaces Three in Murfreesboro

An early Saturday morning fire has displaced three residents from their apartment in Northfield Commons (2325 Willowbrook Drive). 

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UPDATE: House Fire on Greenland Drive Looks to be a Total Loss
UPDATE: House Fire on Greenland Drive Looks to be a Total Loss

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Districts 1 and 8 and Rescue 7 responded to a house fire at 724 Greenland Drive (corner of Greenland Drive and Givens Court) around 5:45 Wednesday evening.

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ARSON in Murfreesboro - Fire Took Place Late Wednesday Night
ARSON in Murfreesboro - Fire Took Place Late Wednesday Night
According to Assistant Fire Marshal Michael Bartlett, two key witnesses saw a person in the area at the time of ignition. They also reported seeing the same person flee the scene. 
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FIRE at Murfreesboro Apartment on Wednesday Night
FIRE at Murfreesboro Apartment on Wednesday Night
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Districts 1 and 8 responded to an apartment fire at 1110 Palmer Drive just after 8:00 Wednesday night.
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Two Car Accident on Ransom Drive in Murfreesboro Tuesday Night
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Engine 3 and Rescues 2 and 8 responded to a two car motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Ransom Drive and South Rutherford Boulevard around 5:45 Tuesday evening.
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UPDATE: Fire at Murfreesboro Apartment Unit Controlled by Water Sprinklers System, According to Fire Department
UPDATE: Fire at Murfreesboro Apartment Unit Controlled by Water Sprinklers System, According to Fire Department
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s District 9 responded to a kitchen fire at 490 Fortress Boulevard (Cross Creek at Victory Station Apartments) just before 7:30 Tuesday evening.
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Murfreesboro Assistant Fire Marshal Receives National Recognition
Murfreesboro Assistant Fire Marshal Receives National Recognition

On Monday, September 23, MFRD Assistant Fire Marshal Tracy Summar received official notice from the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) that he is now a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI).

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