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Victor L. Accurso Sr.
Vic Accurso, Sr., 72 of Sale Creek passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at his residence. Vic had been a firefighter for over 54 years which included time with FDNY, Lieutenant with South Farmingdale New York Fire Department, Mastic Beach New York Fire Department, Lieutenant and Captain with Roscoe/Rockland New York Fire Department, West Manatee Florida Fire and Rescue, Dallas Bay, Sequoyah, and Sale Creek Fire Departments and also served on the Hamilton County Fire Investigation Task Force. He was also a United States Coast Guard veteran.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Diane Jaeger Accurso, Sale Creek; son, Vic (Christina) Accurso, Jr., Myakka City, FL; brother, Richard Accurso. New Jersey; six grandsons, two granddaughters, and two great granddaughters.
Services will be at 3 P. M. Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Sale Creek Fire Headquarters, 14828 Dayton Pike, Sale Creek, TN 37373.
The family will receive friends from 1 - 3 P. M. on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Sale Creek Fire Headquarters.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Sale Creek Fire Department, 14828 Dayton Pike, Sale Creek, TN 37373.
Arrangements are by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 8911 Dallas Hollow Road, Soddy-Daisy, TN. Share your memories, stories and photos at www.legacyfuneralhome.com.
Please join us on Saturday, July 30, 2016 as we celebrate our new Headquarters Station. The formal grand opening ceremony will take place at 10:00 a.m. and the community open house will be from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Save the Date
Sale Creek Volunteer Fire and Rescue
We appreciate those who attended our Groundbreaking Ceremony!
April 2015 UPDATE
ISO conducted a Public Protection Classon October 7, 2014. The ISO evaluation process reviewed our capabilities as a fire department as well as our emergency communications, water supply, and community risk reduction efforts. After countless volunteer hours of community service and dedication, we are very proud to announce that our Public Protection Class Rating has improved to a Class 3/3X.
This means that out of all the fire departments in Tennessee, Sale Creek Volunteer Fire & Rescue ranks among the best in the state. This is something we are extremely proud of. (The chart shown below was obtained from the ISO website.)
For more information on the new PPC Rating, please visit http://www.isomitigation.com/ppc/0000/ppc0001.html
Proposed Future Headquarters Station
We are Actively Recruiting Volunteers - Please contact us for more information.
The Sale Creek Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department is wholly volunteer and provides emergency services to an approximately 82-square mile area in northwest Hamilton County, Tennessee. Minimum training requirements for fire suppression personnel include performance standards as identified by NFPA 1001. Our department participates in the Tennessee Commission on Firefighter Professional Qualifications Standards with certifications based on NFPA 1001. Our community is unincorporated and is within commuting distance of Chattanooga, Tennessee. We are in transition from rural to suburban, experiencing growth that is presenting us with new risks. Our once sprawling farmland now has beautiful, large homes in subdivisions. The lake and riverfront properties have homes that are on the average of 6000 square feet and three to four stories.
Our department is a full service fire organization, an “all hazards” fire department. We operate out of four fire stations, providing emergency services ranging from public assistance, medical first response, vehicle extrication, trench rescue, rope rescue, ground and water search, water rescue, hazardous materials response, and fire suppression. Our department currently operates three pumpers, two pumper/tankers, two tankers, one aerial, one service truck, one utility/temporary traffic control vehicle, one brush truck, one heavy rescue, three light rescues (first responder), one rope rescue (first responder), one command post/special rescue vehicle, one administrative/fire investigation vehicle, a rehab vehicle, four boats, one 6x6 ATV, one 8x8 amphibious vehicle, one Haz-Mat trailer, and one pump trailer.
As a member of the Tri-State Mutual Aid Association, our department gives and receives aid to and from approximately forty departments. Our department responds as part of the written emergency response plan for the TVA Sequoyah and Watts Bar Nuclear Plants, and TVA Watts Bar Hydro Electric Plant and Dam. We have Automatic Aid agreements with three neighboring fire departments. As a component of the Homeland Security District 3 for the State of Tennessee, all apparatus and equipment owned and operated by our department is subject to respond in multiple communities in ten southeast Tennessee counties, including the City of Chattanooga.
The State Fire Marshal's Office Gives Out Smoke Alarms
“This massive, statewide, months-long distribution of smoke alarms is all part of our effort to both educate and equip Tennesseans to incorporate fire safety into their daily lives,” Tennessee Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak said. “We want residents to make sure they have functional smoke alarms in their homes, as well as a rehearsed fire-escape plan. These are tools proven to save lives – because even one fire death is one too many.”
The State Fire Marshal’s Office has been awarded a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Fire Prevention Grant to purchase 20,000 smoke alarms for installations across the state of Tennessee. Eight thousand of these alarms will be distributed by the end of December 2012. The remaining 12,000 alarms will be distributed throughout the first 6 months of 2013.
For many years, Tennessee has held the undesirable ranking of the state with the second-most fire deaths in the nation. The State Fire Marshal’s Office has been committed to working alongside local fire departments to reduce this high fire mortality rate. These efforts were reflected when the NFPA recently released its latest report of U.S. Unintentional Fire Death Rates by State and listed Tennessee as having the sixth-most fire deaths in the nation.
“While this is a major improvement, the State Fire Marshal’s Office wants Tennesseans to know that the work does not stop there,” Fire Prevention Assistant Commissioner Gary West said. “We are thankful our incorporation of scientific data to pinpoint at-risk areas across the state is paying off in a reduction of fire deaths.” The State Fire Marshal’s Office is targeting 78 Census tracts across the state that have been identified as having the highest risk for fire fatalities. These areas were identified as part of a study done by the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service and the Tennessee Municipal League. According to the study, several social, economic, and housing variables correspond with residential fire deaths. These included education variables, median household incomes and median home values.