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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Knox Responds
Knoxville police, firefighters respond to calls for help

09/21 - Furniture Needed for Knoxville Evacuees
09/21 - Red Cross to Close Civic Coliseum Shelter
09/16 - "Humanity for Hurricane Relief" Event
09/13 - KPD & KFD Respond to Calls for Help
09/13 - Hurricane Katrina Photos by KPD and KFD
09/13 - 6,000 Evacuated Families Served
09/09 - Three Planeloads of Evacuees Arrive
09/08 - 160 Evacuees Expected Friday Night
09/08 - Warehouse Halts Acceptance of Donations
09/07 - Knoxville Remains on Standby
09/06 - Four Planes of Evacuees Expected
09/05 - 750 Evacuees Expected
09/02 - Mayor's Announce Knoxville's Response
09/01 - Donate to Red Cross at Boomsday
08/31 - Knoxville Sends Rural / Metro Ambulances
September 13, 2005 - The City of Knoxville's police officers and firefighters are responding to calls for help in the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast.

A dozen Knoxville Police Department officers have been in Mississippi since Sept. 5 to help restore order and calm fears of local residents and prevent looting along Mississippi's Gulf Coast.

The crew is working 12-hour, overnight shifts for two weeks, and indications are they may be called to serve for another two weeks.

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In addition, four members of the Knoxville Fire Department have been selected by the International Association of Fire Chiefs to deploy to New Orleans to help relieve the current command team at the New Orleans Fire Department.

Those selected are: Deputy Chief Bob Pressley, Assistant Chief Mark Foulks, Assistant Chief Tony Grande and Assistant Chief Vic Lawson. They are awaiting a firm date for deployment.

Two-dozen Knoxville police officers, as well as volunteers from the Citizens Police Academy, also removed hundreds of KPD patches from surplus uniforms, which along with other police equipment, were donated to law enforcement officers in the region.

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