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Varnell Police Chief is our First Responder Hero of the Month

VARNELL, Georgia (WDEF) - Whether you're in a big city or a small village, the job of responding to emergencies is much the same. We're lucky...

First Responder Award: New Home volunteer firefighter battling cancer

Crystal Smith got a fire truck escort following her last chemo treatment, surgery still looming.

First Responder of the Month: Chief Lowell Hardin

"I'd like to recognize the volunteers across the country and in our department that sacrifice time, family time, and sacrifice money to serve the community."

Our First Responder Heroes for this month are Wildlife Officers

"on the water you have, unfortunately, things like boating accidents..stuff you have to work."

First Responder Award: Fire Chief Jerry Smith in Soddy-Daisy

"Let me say to the firemen, that I do love you.."

Our First Responder of the Month is an entire shift of firefighters

"we have 26 fire companies and 25 fire stations and every single one of those do an outstanding job on all three shifts"

A Help Truck EMT Robyn Redd is our First Responder of the Month

"it's extremely dangerous, we'd had a couple of operators in different counties that were killed"

First Responder Award: Walker Co. Fire & Rescue

LAFAYETTE, Georgia (WDEF) - We're doing something a little different tonight on our First Responder segment. Instead of saluting an individual law enforcement officer, firefighter,...

American Red Cross Awards Family and First Responders

"At first I thought it was a dream and it started to hurt my feet so I jumped onto a couch.”

Veteran/First Responder helps coach other First Responders through PTSD

Only soldiers and sailors who've been in combat really understand the toll it takes on even the toughest person.

Bradley County Deputy Marlon Nelson is Our 1st Responder of the Month

"I'm here at school building relationships , bridge the gap between law enforcement and students."

Hamilton County Deputy Jessica White Receives First Responder Hero of the Month Award

"Deputy White represents this department well..she's everything when you get it right."


Firefighters Battle House Fire in St. Elmo

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) - Firefighters battled a blaze at a home in St. Elmo in the early morning hours Wednesday. Flames were visible in...

UCF’s Josh Heupel Named as Tennessee Vols New Football Coach

Josh Heupel has been named Tennessee's 27th head football coach.

Weather Update: Wednesday Morning’s Forecast – January 27th, 2021

Tennessee Valley (WDEF): After Today's Showers, Expect Another Cold Snap Ahead, & More Showers Late Saturday Night! This Morning: Increasing clouds and a mainly dry...

Mom to Mom – Get Rid of the Grumpies with Homemade Stress Balls

Today we're making homemade stress balls.