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Man falls from Houston Airport tower

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal Authorities were called to Houston Airport about 4:30 a.m. Thursday after a man climbed the light and antenna tower near the airport hangers and later fell. Police, sheriff department, fire and ambulance crews responded to the scene and talked to the man for about 30 minutes. “We are not identifying […]

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Ching named Firefighter of Year.

    By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Houston volunteer firefighters honored many of their own – and expressed the hope more would join their ranks – during an annual awards dinner Thursday night, Dec. 11, at the Fire Station. Receiving the department’s top honor  – the Roy Gray Memorial […]

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Training for the worst of wrecks

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   VAN VLEET – It is the kind of event emergency responders hope never happens, but one they must be ready to respond to at the highest level. Area firefighters, ambulance crews, police and sheriff’s deputies were part of a school bus wreck training exercise hosted by the […]

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Reach, throw, row, go!

D AVIS LAKE – People become volunteer firefighters because they want to help, but a volunteer that becomes a victim in a water rescue is no help at all. Chickasaw County volunteer firefighters gathered at Davis Lake recently for a morning of classroom training and an afternoon on the water trying out rescue techniques. “Six […]

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Fire station going up

HOUSTON – The foundation has been poured and contractors are looking for a couple of days of good weather to start erecting steel for a new fire station in Houston. Workers were busy last week placing pipe for plumbing, digging footings and pouring concrete for the new 50X52-foot structure. The three-bay metal building will keep […]

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Fire damages 2nd Ave. home

  HOUSTON – An kitchen fire at a home on Second Avenue heavily damaged the home and kept firefighters on the scene about an hour before they got it out cold. The blaze was reported by a neighbor and the Houston Fire Department was dispatched at 5:50 p.m. Thursday with smoke and flames reported when […]

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