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April 13, 2021

Marshall Fire Department

Marshall Fire Fighters Promote Home Fire Drill Day

Marshall, TX – Only 1 in 5 parents regularly practice fire escape plans at home, and only half of parents report that their children know what to do in the event of a fire. Yet, home fires are the biggest disaster threat facing American families today, with nine in 10 structure fires occurring in the

Pineywoods News is alive and well and the future is bright!

For those of you who do not know me, my name is Tony Juays. Let me give you a brief history of the site, tell you a little about myself and give you my vision for the future of the site. Becky Holland and myself launched this site at the end of March 2016. Initially I was

Assistant Fire Chief talks job, clears up misconceptions

By Becky Holland , pineywoodsnews@yahoo.com MARSHALL – Joey Hudson, assistant fire chief of the city of Marshall Fire Department, just completed his 16th year as a member of the MFD. Prior to coming to Marshall, he was employed for two years at Raton Fire and Emergency Services in Raton, New Mexico. For Hudson, his interest

Midnight house fire destroys home, Red Cross called

By Becky Holland, editor@pineywoods.news MARSHALL – Firefighters with the Marshall Fire Department responded to a midnight call in the 400 block of Walnut June 3 of a house fire. According to Marshall Fire Chief Reggie Cooper, the cause of the fire appeared to be the result of smoking materials which caused a “mattress to ignite

MFD’s new ambulance model proves to be cost-effective

By Chief Reggie Cooper, EFO Published with permission (from Chief Cooper’s Linked-In) In case you haven’t noticed, there has been a change in the appearance, size and style of the ambulance we use. This addition to our fleet is a 2016 Frazer ambulance built on a Ram chassis. The Marshall Fire Department operates three frontline ambulances

Marshall Fire plans 140th anniversary recognition

By Becky Holland, editor@pineywoods.news MARSHALL – Monday afternoon, Marshall Fire Department Assistant Chief Joey Hudson looked at a collection of historical pictures from the Marshall Fire Department’s initial days to the present. He said, “Knowing our history is important … it gives us a sense of identity.” Assistant Chief Hudson continued, “It is important to

Marshall Fire EMS was part of inaugural launching of life-saving app

By Becky Holland, editor@pineywoods.news MARSHALL – The Marshall Fire Department Emergency Medical Services is an integral part of keeping the community safe and healthy. MFD through its EMS division mans three front line ambulances, and has three reserve units. Under current EMS Supervisor, Battalion Chief Randall Jeans, the MFD’s EMS division serves the community in

Marshall Fire EMS Chief says BeeGee’s hit could save a life

Marshall Fire Department to hold ‘hands-only-CPR’ awareness training By Becky Holland, editor@pineywoods.news MARSHALL – How many of you remember the BeeGees? Or what about the BeeGees’ classic disco  hit, ‘Stayin’ Alive,’ which was released in 1977? The song was a Grammy-award winner for the group, and later gained more recognition as the theme music to

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