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      It all started back in 1930                                                                                                                                                                                                 Presidents of
     From the Metro Nashville
 Archives of Nashville Fire De-
partment Scrapbook, 1895-1937
     Page 287 March 24, 1930:
                                                                                                                                                                                 Tennessee Firemen’s Association
  "   Tennessee Firemen’s                                                                                                                                                        (Following is the list of the Association’s Presidents,          A/Chief Robert Wilson, Johnson City; Dyersburg 1972
         Association Is                                                                                                                                                                         their town of employment                          Instructor Aaron Thomas, Shelbyville; Kingsport 1973
                                                                                                                                                                                and the City or place of the Conference and the year):                 *Lt. I. G. Bradford, Memphis; Clarksville 1974
        Organized Here                                                                                                                                                             Chief Frank B. Moore, Nashville; Nashville 1931                       Chief Howard Boyd, Nashville; Milan 1975
      An entirely new fire-fighting                                                                                                                                                  Chief H. Ross Bridges, Athens; Knoxville 1932                *Chief Conner L. Caldwell, Kingsport; Oak Ridge 1976
organization was formed here Mon-                                                                                                                                                   Chief C. M. Johnson, Knoxville; Knoxville 1933                    *Chief Garland King, Shelbyville; Nashville 1977
day Morning, the Tennessee Fire-                                                                                                                                                    Chief B. C. Hunter, Dyersburg; Columbia 1934                     Chief Ralph McMahan, Oak Ridge; Memphis 1978
men’s Association, with a member-
                                                                                                                                                                                      Chief W. P. Baird, Columbia; Knoxville 1935                    *Chief M. M. Coleman, Nashville; Knoxville 1979
ship including all the fire chiefs of
the state.                                                                                                                                                                            Chief W. P. Baird, Columbia; Memphis 1936                 Chief James W. Howard, Oak Ridge; Lawrenceburg 1980
      The Organization was initiated                                                                                                                                               Capt. B. S. Mattingly, Nashville; Springfield 1937                    Lt. Larry Murphy, Memphis; Jackson 1981
into being in the office of City Fire                                                                                                                                              A/Chief W.J. Sams, Knoxville; Chattanooga 1938           *Instructor Lewis Baker, TN Fire School Murf. ; Manchester 1982
Chief F. B. Moore, when the fire                                                                                                                                                       Chief Irby Klink, Memphis; Jackson 1939                      *Chief Roger Butler, Newport; Alcoa/Maryville 1983
chiefs of the state, assembled here                                                                                                                                                   Chief K. K. Eslick, Fayetteville; Pulaski 1940              Chief Robert Winfield, Shelby Co.; Shelby County 1984
for the meeting of the Tennessee Ar-                                                                                                                                             Chief L. L. Geisler, Johnson City; Johnson City 1941                  Capt. Kenneth Nelms, Nashville; Nashville 1985
son Squads, adjourned after the                                                                                                                                              CONVENTION NOT HELD DUE TO WAR CONDITIONS 1942                            Chief Paul Warwick, Knoxville; Knoxville 1986
morning session at the Hermitage                This picture above was published in the Nashville Tennessean in 1936 listed under "Officers of Tennessee Firemen's                    Chief B. L. Warlick, Jackson; Nashville 1943                      *Chief Don Sherman, Memphis; Bartlett 1987
Hotel, and banded together in the               Body Plan Convention." Several of those pictured have served as President of the TFA or other offices during the first       CONVENTION NOT HELD DUE TO WAR CONDITIONS 1944                     *Chief Roy Holloway, Lawrenceburg; Lawrenceburg 1988
new organization.                               few years the association was started. The article included, " Executive officers of the Tennessee Firemen's Association
                                                                                                                                                                             CONVENTION NOT HELD DUE TO WAR CONDITIONS 1945                              *Capt. Clyde Krouse, Maryville; Alcoa 1989
      The purpose of the association,           and visiting firemen from other cities who met at the Nashville Fire Department headquarters Wednesday are shown
                                                above. Seated from left to right are: Chief L. L. Geisler of Johnson City, East Tennessee vice-president; Joe J. Martin,            Chief J. A. Scruggs, Nashville; Clarksville 1946                     *Chief N. B. Williams, Martin; Martin 1990
as stated during the meeting, is for
the betterment of all fire-fighting             secretary of the Nashville Fire Department and secretary-treasurer the state association; Capt. B. S. Mattingly of                Chief J. E. Wardrep, Jefferson City; Kingsport 1947                    Chief James Hill, Nashville; Nashville 1991
                                                Nashville, president; Chief J. F. Murphy of Springfield and Chief Ross Bridges of Athens, Tenn. Standing from left to             Chief B. B. Qualls, Murfreesboro; Dyersburg 1948                      *Chief Roger Butler, Newport; Newport 1992
companies in the state, for the reduc-
                                                right are Fire Commissioner N. W. Watson of Springfield, W. D. Rogers of Nashville, historian; Chief Irby Klinck of                Chief C. Battle Shaw, Brownsville; Nashville 1949                  *I. G. Bradford, Memphis-Retired; Jackson 1993
tion of fire loses and fires, and for           Memphis, West Tennessee vice-president; Mayor John Garner of Springfield; Assistant Chief W. J. Sams of Knoxville,
the abolition of conditions leading to          executive vice-president; and Chief Frank B. Moore of Nashville, past president. The seventh annual convention of the
                                                                                                                                                                                   Chief Frank Murphy, Springfield; Nashville 1950                 *W. C. Hunley, Nashville-Retired; Murfreesboro 1994
fires. Such an organization has been            association will be held in Springfield on September 7-9, it was decided at the meeting. Other business discussed in-               Chief J. D. Ragsdale, Nashville; Memphis 1951                *Batt. Chief Wayne Butler, Newport; Pigeon Forge 1995
under consideration in the state for            cluded the possibility of exercising benefit under the George Dean Act which would make possible the establishment of               Chief John Klink, Memphis; Johnson City 1952                       *Chief Paul W. Smith, Bartlett; Memphis 1996
some time, and the presence of the              a vocational training school for firemen in Tennessee. Assistant Chief J. A. Scruggs, Joe J. Martin and E. T. Holman of             *Chief C. M. Kenner, Kingsport; Knoxville 1953           *Sec.-Treas. Steve Frost, Shackle Island; Cookeville/Sparta 1997
fire chiefs of the state here at the ar-        the Tennessee Inspection Bureau were named as a committee to consult with the commissioner of education regarding                     Chief R. I. Grace, Humboldt; Humboldt 1954                 *Chief David Baxter, Murfreesboro; Murfreesboro 1998
son squad meeting, was the medium               the school. Those attending the meeting here will be guests tonight at the firemen's benefit show at Ryman Auditorium."
                                                                                                                                                                                   Chief Mike Quinn, Chattanooga; Maryville 1955                        *A/Chief Ray Puckett, Jackson; Jackson 1999
which brought about the new organ-                                                                                                                                                    Chief E. P. Lovell, Memphis; Dyersburg 1956            *Chief Ed Kay, Sparta; Fall Creek Falls-Spencer/Pikeville 2000
ization.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Chief J. B. Tillman, Whitehaven; Nashville 1957                   *Lt. Rickey Walker, Sr., Collierville; Memphis 2001
      Officers elected at the first
                                           be chosen later.                                         From                           state held Monday in the office of              Chief Cecil Rogers, Dyersburg; Chattanooga 1958                    *Inspec. Robert Sluss, Kingsport; Kingsport 2002
meeting Monday were: Chief F. B.
                                                 The association will be an en-        Nashville Fire Dept. Scrapbook,             Chief Frank B. Moore, of the                     Capt. Maurice Schutt, Nashville; Memphis 1959                     *Wink Brown, Smithville; Fall Creek Falls 2003
Moore, who was unanimously elect-
                                           tirely separate organization from the       1895-137-Page 306 Newspaper                 Nashville Fire Department. Plans for               Chief C. S. Baugh, Memphis; Maryville 1960           *Kenny McFarland, Dist. Chief-Carroll County; Paris Landing 2004
ed temporary chairman, and his sec-
                                           Arson Squad Association, and will            clipping of October 22, 1930:              the organization were inaugurated at a         Chief R. R. Gouldy, Chattanooga; Gatlinburg 1961                          *Gary Miller, Newport; Newport 2005
retary, Joe J. Martin, was also chosen
                                           be state-wide in scope, it was an-                                                      meeting of several of the chiefs of the          Fire Marshall Dan Hicks, Nashville; Paris 1962               *Chief David Baxter, Murfreesboro; Murfreesboro 2006
temporary secretary of the associa-
                                           nounced.                                                                                state held March 24. The meeting was
tion.
                                                 An instruction school for fire-
                                                                                       "State Firemen                              presided over by Chief Moore, who
                                                                                                                                                                                  Chief Eddie Hamilton, Memphis; Whitehaven 1963
      A temporary committee, ap-                                                                                                                                                 Chief Robert R. Locke, Maryville; Lawrenceburg 1964
pointed to form a constitution, and
                                           men in fire fighting will open Tues-        Organize Here,                              outlined to the representatives the ob-
                                           day morning in Sulphur Dell under                                                       jects of the organization. The consti-             Chief John McClure, Paris; Union City 1965              NOTE: We are hoping to get some help from each of you from
draw up the by-laws of the organiza-
                                           the direction of Harry Rogers, na-
                                                                                       Chief Frank B. Moore                        tution and by-laws were adopted, and           Chief John Wallace, Whitehaven; Oak Ridge 1966           across the state in obtaining copies of pictures of our past presidents.
tion, was selected as follows: Chief
W. J. Tomerlin of Springfield, Chief
                                           tionally known fire expert of Chica-        Is Named President Of                       immediate steps were taken for the                Chief Charles D. May, Clinton; Maryville 1967          Names that do not have astericks beside their names above are the
                                           go. A number of Nashville firemen           New Body                                    enrollment of every department in the          Chief Charles Quillin, Shelbyville; Shelbyville 1968     presidents that we do not have copies of their pictures. If you do not
H. B. Bridges of Athens, Chief N. E.
                                           will assist in the demonstration."                                                      state in the association. Nashville was            Chief William Knox, Athens; Humboldt 1969            mind, check with your city officials or relatives of those to see if they
Whaley of Johnson City, Chief Ellis                                                         Organization of the Tennessee
                                                     ***************                                                               selected for the next convention,                *Chief H. A. Seever, Memphis; Greenville 1970                   care to scan a photo of them and email to us. (w.s.)
Parker of Union City, and a member                                                     Firemen's Association was perfected
                                                   ******************                                                                                                            Chief Kenneth Roberts, Greenville; Manchester 1971
of the Nashville Fire Department to                                                    at a meeting of 55 fire chiefs of the
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                                                                                                               Association is organized
          to Drive Your Vehicles                                                                                which will be held in May, 1931.
                                                                                                                The following officers were elected
                                                                                                                to serve for the coming year: Frank
                                                                                                                                                            mote the best interest of the firemen
                                                                                                                                                            of the state, complete statistics of in-
                                                                                                                                                            formation concerning the practical
                                                                                                                B. Moore of Nashville, president;           working of various apparatus in use
                                                                                                                H. R. Bridges, chief of the Athens          for extinguishing fires, and the culti-
                                                                                                                Fire Department, executive vice-            vation of fraternal fellowship be-
                                                                                                                president; Chief T. C. Stehr, Hum-          tween the fire departments of the
                                                                                                                boldt, vice-president for West Ten-         state. Representatives enjoyed a
                                                                                                                nessee; Chief W. J. Tomerlin,               luncheon and social hour at the An-
                                                                                                                Springfield, vice-president for             drew Jackson Hotel as guests of J. R.
                                                                                                                Middle Tennessee; Chief N. W.               Housley and George J. Tompkins,
                                                                                                                Whaley, Johnson City, vice-presi-           city fire commissioner. The afternoon
                                                                                                                dent for East Tennessee; Joe J.             was spent at the drill tower where           From the Nashville Tennessean in 1936: "Heads Firemen Of State Capt. Bernard S.
                                                                                                                Martin, secretary-treasurer; W. D.          various features of fire-fighting were       Mattingly- A member of the Nashville Fire Department since 1913 and one of the most
                                                                                                                Rogers, Nashville, historian. The           demonstrated. The visiting chiefs vis-       popular firemen in the city, Capt. Bernard S. Mattingly of Truck Company No. 1 was
                                                                                                                purpose of the organization is to es-       ited the new fire stations and were          paid further tribute by his fellow firefighters Friday when he was elected president of
                                                                                                                                                                                                         the Tennessee Firemen's Association at the close of a three-day convention in Memphis.
                                                                                                                tablish harmony of action; insure           shown the new fire alarm station in          Captain Mattingly, who began his fire-fighting career here as a ladder man with Engine
                                                                                                                protection and success, provide pe-         action."                                     Company No. 1 has been a member of truck Company No. 1 for the past 17 years. In
                                                                                                                cuniary support, secure and pro-                                                         1918 he was made a lieutenant and four more years later was elevated to the rank of
                                                                                                                                                                                                         captain. Capt. Mattingly, in addition to his office in the state organization, is a vice-pres-
                                                                                                                                                                                                         ident of the Firemen's Benefit Association, a member of the local firemen's First Aid
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Corps, and a member of the Elks Club. For the past two years, he has served as execu-
                                                                                                                          TFA Ladies’ Auxiliary Report:                                                  tive vice-president of the state organization and has been active in its work since the as-
                                                                                                                      The Ladies Auxiliary of the TFA have been organized for many years. Just           sociation was founded six years ago."
                                                                                                                ask the group how many years and they will shell out their scrapbooks of many pic-
                                                                                                                tures, newspaper clippings and information. If you will take the time to look at each
                                                                                                                page, it will take a while to get caught up on their informative books.
                                                                                                                      This year’s president, Karen Neely, gave a report about their past meeting at
                                                                                                                Newport this June.
                                                                                                                      “The Ladies' Auxiliary enjoyed another TFA conference at Newport, TN. The
                                                                                                                highlight of our trip is having lunch at a unique tea room or tourist attraction. This

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                                                                                                                officers were elected.
                                                                                                                      Pres. Karen Neely, Thompson Station; 1st VP Geneen O'Bryan, Moscow;
                          your organization?                                                                    2nd VP Gwen Walker, Collierville; Sec/Treas Kiki Brown, Smithville; Chaplain
                                                                                                                                                                    Dee Sherman, Arlington and
                                                                                                                                                                    Historian Danielle McFarland,
      Cut rate insurance may sound great. But are you really getting the insurance protection and servic                                                            Murfreesboro.
                                                                                                                                                                          Fund raising ideas were
      you actually deserve?                                                                                                                                         discussed and ways to increase
                                                                                                                                                                    our membership. Danielle Mc-
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                                                                                                                                                                    tion board to represent our or-
      protection and service.                                                                                                                                       ganization at the Smokey Moun-
                                                                                                                                                                    tain Weekend, Pigeon Forge in
      Let us put YOU back in the driver’s seat.                                                                                                                     March. Door prizes also provid-
                                                                                                                                                                    ed a fun time at our meeting.
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                                                                                                                 Pictured left to right (front) Kiki Brown, Gwen         Sincerely,
                                                                                                                 Walker, Karen Neely, (back) Dee Sherman and             Karen Neely, Pres.
                                                                                                                 Danielle McFarland.
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                             NEWPORT - These photos were taken during the Tennessee Firemen’s Association Convention & Train-
                             ing Conference in Newport in June. At top left, former 1st Vice President Bobby Neely of Nashville re-
                             signed his post saying he was looking at retiring from Nashville Fire Department and would be spending
                             a lot of time in Florida and would not be able to serve at President. Chief David Baxter of Murfreesboro
                             was elected as President. 2004-2005 President Gary Miller of Newport, top right, was the hosting president
                             as he conducts one of the meetings of the convention. Committeemen Robert Sluss of Kingsport, left, and
                             Kenny McFarland of Rockvale, lower right, also attended some of the board meetings. The other shot at
                             lower left is part of the group at Board of Directors meeting at the TFA event in Newport sponsored by the
                             Newport Fire Department.
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                                      The annual Memorial Services
                                   at the TFA Convention that were
                                   conducted this year in Newport
                                   was very professional. Bagpipes,
                                   Murfreesboro FD Honor Guard,
                                   special singing from Lee Dozer of
                                   Nashville FD, tolling of the bell
                                   all were organized by TFA State
                                   Chaplain Charles Vance who was
                                   in charge of the services. The
                                   families of Chief Ed Stallings,
                                   Grady Austin and Paul Satter-
                                   field all were on hand as the
                                   LODDs during the past year. The
                                   families also attended the NFF
                                   activities in October in Emmitts-
                                   burg with Chaplain Vance.
                                   (Photos by Wayne Sherrell)
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                                                                   This page are snapshots from the July TFA Board meeting with
                                                                   David Hedrick giving a report from the Tennessee Fire Service
                                                                   & Codes Academy and a report from Ed Kay about the TN Fire-
                                                                   fighter Memorial to be built at the academy and also heard from
                                                                   a CPA about bookkeeping assistance.
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                              Fall is here and the holi-
                              days are among us so with
                              pages 6e, 7e and 10e are
                              random shots of the memo-
                              ries of our TFA Conference
                              that was held this year at
                              Newport, TN and we all owe
                              Past President Gary Miller,
                              Newport Fire Department
                              and all the wonderful ven-
                              dors and sponsors for a suc-
                              cessful year. Plan now to at-
                              tend June 2006 Conference
                              in Murfreesboro, TN.
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                                        BEGINNING OF THE 75TH YEAR-----President David
                                        Baxter, Chief of the Murfreesboro Fire Department is
                                        well on his way serving the association for the 75th year
                                        it has been organized in Tennessee. The Tennessee Fire-
                                        men’s Association began on October 22, 1930 at
                                        Nashville. Pictured with the president at left are
                                        Wayne Sherrell-newspaper and web manager, TFA Ex-
                                        ecutive Sec./Treas. Berenda Vance and TFA Distributor
                                        of training materials Barry Brady. In the photo below,
                                        TFA State Chaplain Charles Vance (below at left) is pic-
                                        tured with the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Fire-
                                        men’s Association. The board members are President
                                        David Baxter of Murfreesboro, second from left, Past
                                        President Gary Miller of Newport, 1st Vice President
                                        Frank Cotton of Memphis, 2nd Vice President Jim
                                        Whaley of Alcoa and 3rd Vice President Dale Maynard
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