Christmas tree safety

Sandra ClarkFeature

Rural Metro Fire torched a dry Christmas tree last week to show just how quickly a tree can catch fire. The answer was less than a minute to be fully …

Blaylock gets warm sendoff

Sandra ClarkOur Town Heroes, South Knox

Rural Metro Fire leaders including several corporate executives were on hand July 11 for the retirement dinner for Deputy Chief Gene Blaylock. It was a private buffet at Calhoun’s on …

Stop the bleed!

Sandra ClarkHalls, Our Town Heroes

Knowing how to save a life could, well, save a life. That was the message from Rural Metro Fire Captain Robby Nix at a recent meeting of the Halls Business …

Big trucks, heroes thrill kids in Halls

Sandra ClarkHalls

Captain Jim Wright and his colleagues put on quite a show on Memorial Day weekend. The parking lot at the Knox County Sheriff’s Office North Precinct (also known as Crossroads …