PINNING CEREMONY HONORS TFR FIRE SCHOOL GRADUATES

Three members of Thomasville Fire Rescue (TFR) were recently honored with a pinning ceremony to commemorate their completion of fire recruit training. Recognized during the ceremony were Donterrius Buck, and Jelani Muhammad who were promoted to Firefighter I, and Kevin White who was promoted to Firefighter III. The socially distanced ceremony held at TFR Station 1 was attended by family members, colleagues, and Team Thomasville leadership. “It is an honor to lead the pinning ceremony of...



CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS AND SMOKE ALARM BATTERIES FOR DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

Daylight savings time will begin at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 14th. Thomasville Fire Rescue advises citizens to check their smoke alarms and change the batteries twice each year in line with Daylight Savings Time. “This weekend as we set our clocks forward one hour we encourage citizens to check their smoke alarms, ensure they are operating correctly, and change their batteries,” said TFR Fire Chief Tim Connell. “Protecting the lives of your loved ones against home fires can be as...



TFR COMMERCIAL BUILDING FIRE INSPECTIONS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Since 2015, Thomasville Fire Rescue has provided annual fire inspections to all commercial properties within Thomasville’s city limits. The annual inspection period will begin for 2021 in late February and will run through December. According to TFR Fire Chief Tim Connell, these inspections are important and are making a notable difference in life safety. “In 2014 we responded to nearly the same number of commercial fires as we did residential fires,” Connell said. “Since the...



PINNING CEREMONY HONORS TFR PROMOTIONS

Some of Thomasville Fire Rescue’s finest were honored with a pinning ceremony held on Monday, February 1st to commemorate several promotions and other awards of distinction. Recognized during the ceremony were Craig Dukes, promoted to Deputy Chief; Corey Thompson, promoted to Battalion Chief and Training Officer; Sean Meehan, promoted to Captain; and Ernest Moore, promoted to Lieutenant. The socially distanced ceremony held at TFR Station 1 was attended by family members, colleagues, Team...



TFR AND TPD PERSONNEL RECEIVE COVID-19 VACCINE

Thomasville Fire Rescue Chief Tim Connell and Thomasville Police Department Chief John Letteney recently received their COVID-19 vaccinations. Connell and Letteney hope that their vaccinations, along with those received by additional TFR and TPD personnel, will assist with community confidence in the vaccine and help stop the spread of the virus. “The health and safety of our team members are an important factor in ensuring the Thomasville Police Department is fully staffed and able to...



HOLIDAY FIRE SAFETY TIPS FROM TFR

Exciting celebrations and bright light displays are staples of the holiday season. However, holiday displays can also pose safety risks. With the holiday season upon us, Thomasville Fire Rescue would like to stress the importance of fire safety during the holidays. “Holiday fires can start from something small, such as a candle, or from bigger issues with family Christmas trees,” said Tim Connell, Fire Chief. “Small steps by individuals can prevent your festive celebration from...



THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE AND IAFF TEAM UP TO RAISE AWARENESS OF BREAST CANCER

Thomasville Fire Rescue and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 2084 have teamed up to raise awareness of breast cancer. Firefighters will wear and sell commemorative t-shirts throughout October promoting the slogan ’Never Give Up – Fight For A Cure’ to help raise awareness of the battle faced by many across the country. Proceeds of the sales will benefit the IAFF, a labor union representing professional firefighters and emergency services personnel. “It is...



THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE OBSERVES FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

The City of Thomasville and Thomasville Fire Rescue will recognize National Fire Prevention Week October 4th – 10th. Fire Prevention Week has been observed publicly since 1922 and was officially proclaimed for national observance in 1925 by President Calvin Coolidge. Fire Prevention Week remains the longest-running public health observance in the United States. This year’s theme is ’Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!™’ The campaign works to educate citizens about the simple...



CONNELL NAMED TFR NEW FIRE CHIEF

Thomasville City Manager Alan Carson has named Tim Connell as the new Fire Chief for Thomasville Fire Rescue. The appointment is effective immediately. Connell’s appointment comes after a lengthy recruitment process that began earlier this year. He has served as TFR’s Interim Fire Chief since January 1, 2020. “I am pleased to name Tim as TFR’s new Fire Chief,” said Carson. “The process to find TFR’s new Fire Chief began several months earlier and involved candidates...



THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE CO-SPONSORS SAFE HAVEN LAW TRAINING

Thomasville Fire Rescue and the Thomasville Police Department recently concluded a three-day educational training program on the safe haven law. The training was co-sponsored by TFR and The Hope Box, a non-profit organization based out of Acworth, GA, founded to address the issues of infant discardment, abandonment, neglect, and abuse through legislation, education, advocacy, and safe haven drop centers. The education focused on providing TFR & TPD, as safe haven drop facilities, with the...



THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE ENCOURAGES FIREWORKS SAFETY FOR JULY 4TH FESTIVITIES

The Fourth of July marks a time for celebrations and gatherings with friends and families, but this year’s events may look slightly different due to COVID-19. Nationwide, the cancellations of firework displays due to the coronavirus pandemic have led to a surge in the sale of fireworks. With this in mind, Thomasville Fire Rescue (TFR) reminds the community of the importance of practicing fireworks safety. “The suspension of our annual CNSNext July 4th Celebration may lead to a rise of...



THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE LAUNCHES COMMUNITY CONNECT SOFTWARE

Thomasville Fire Rescue will soon launch new technology that will enhance the response from public safety personnel to calls for help from Thomasville citizens. Community Connect, provided by technology partner First Due, is an online application focused on protecting residents and their property in the most effective way possible. This secure and easy to use platform will allow residents to share critical information about their household in order to help first responders and emergency...