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Statement from TEMA Director Patrick Sheehan on the Sevier County Juvenile Court’s ruling concerning open records.

June 27, 2017 | 2:21 pm

“TEMA, working through legal counsel and with the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office, requested the ruling from the Sevier County Juvenile Court to clarify what records we could share without violating or being in contempt of the Court’s original order to withhold records. We did this to ensure we would not endanger any ongoing investigations and [...]

Tennessee’s Rescue Squads Recognized for Life-Saving Volunteerism

May 22, 2017 | 1:53 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Rescue Squad Week is May 21 to May 27, 2017, and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) is honoring the dedication of the hundreds of men and women in rescue squads across the state for their vital assistance and service. “Tennessee’s rescue squads risk their lives to save the lives of [...]

List of Alternate Emergency Numbers in Tennessee

March 8, 2017 | 9:54 pm

AT&T is reporting it has resolved the service outage in Tennessee impacting wireless calls to 9-1-1. Working with the State of Tennessee’s Emergency Communications Board, TEMA compiled the following regional, county-by-county, list of alternate numbers for emergency calls. This can be used as a resource in case there are lingering service issues and for future [...]