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The Department of Homeland Security's SAFER Grant Program's $622,662 grant will pay for the firefighters for two years. Maury County Fire is currently an all volunteer organization and has been since its inception in 1970.
The Maury County Fire Department says that the hired firefighters will help ensure that fire protection coverage is provided on a 24/7 basis and will help to reduce response times. The department, however, will still rely heavily on volunteer response to provide adequate manpower on emergency scenes.
The hired firefighters will be responsible for providing support functions at MCFD's nine other stations located throughout the county. MCFD provides fire and rescue services to the areas outside the corporate city limits of Columbia, Spring Hill, and Mt. Pleasant.
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TBI: Women more likely family violence victims
June 20, 2013 08:10 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A new study of domestic violence in Tennessee last year found women were nearly two times more likely to be victimized than men and children were the victims in 16 percent of all family violence cases.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation put out a report this week analyzing crime statistics from law enforcement agencies across the state. Their findings show that nearly 15 percent of all crimes reported were domestic in nature.
The study looked at the relationships between victims and offenders as well as the influence of drugs and alcohol on family violence. The study found that more than 17 percent of family violence involves drugs or alcohol, with alcohol being the most common.
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