Friday, June 21, 2024
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Today In The Upper Cumberland: Firefighting

Fire Chiefs Benton Young and Tom Brown discuss the current state of firefighting

More firefighters needed. Bigger budgets needed. Staff shortages increasing. Public safety at risk. All it takes is a Google search of the national firefighting situation to understand it’s becoming more and more difficult to get people involved in firefighting. What about here at home? We put that question to Cookeville Fire Chief Benton Young, and Putnam County Fire Chief Tom Brown.

Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to introduce you to interesting people and subjects of interest to our community. Catch the show each Saturday morning at 6am on Rock 93-7, at 7am on 106-9 Kicks Country, at 8am on 93-3 The Dawg, Lite Rock 95.9, and 96-9 Highway 111 Country, and at 9am on 101.9/AM 920 WLIV.

If you miss it Saturday, you can catch Today In The Upper Cumberland again, Sunday. The show airs Sunday morning at 7am on Rock 93-7 and News Talk 94.1/AM 1600, at 7:30am on Sports Radio 104.7, Sundays at Noon on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600, Sunday night at 6pm on 93-3 The Dawg, Lite Rock 95.9, 96-9 Highway 111 Country, and 101.9/AM 920 WLIV, and at 7pm on 106-9 Kicks Country.