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  • Adult Education - Literacy

    • Tennessee Career Center in Rockwood - Literacy Instruction, basic skills, GED preparation, more. Offers computerized labor market information, Internet access, workshops, an on-line talent bank, job placement, recruitment, and training.
  • Air Quality

    • AirNow.gov - Air quality maps and information from the EPA: ozone, particulates, more
  • Chemical Emergencies

    • Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM) - Information for First Responders. Enables First Responders, first receivers, and other healthcare providers and planners to plan for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of mass-casualty incidents involving chemicals. . . . Downloadable in advance.
  • Computer Safety

    • Computer Safety - See WestRoane.com's dedicated Computer Safety Links page
  • Consumer Information

    • Consumer Safety - See WestRoane.com's dedicated Consumer Safety Links page
  • Domestic Violence

    • Hands of Mercy - Food and other assistance for all areas of Roane County; phone (865) 717 9885. Monday 2-5 PM, Tuesday-Friday 10 AM - 1 PM. Besides food, they act as a referral service and also have a domestic violence advocate.
    • Safe Haven - Crisis and Recovery Center for Sexual Assault. If you're a victim of sexual violence and need help, call Safe Haven Center at 865-522-7273, a 24-hour Crisis Hotline. For both male and female victims.
    • Child and Family Tennessee - Nonprofit organizations that helps victims of domestic abuse. Their 24-hour domestic violence hotline is (865) 637-8000. For Roane County cases, Child and Family Tennessee’s Domestic Violence Advocate is Karen Lambeth, who may be reached at (865) 256-2451.
    • Order of Protection Information - The Order of Protection is a formal order that will be served on the person that is accused of the abuse and will prohibit that person from contacting or coming around the victim who requested the order. Information is available at the Roane County General Sessions Court Clerk's office, 376-5584.
  • Dumpster Fires

    • Dumpster and Trash Fires - Dumpster fire information from the book Fireground Operational Guides (PennWell 2011), by Frank Viscuso and Michael Terpak
    • How to safely attack dumpster fires - The contents of a dumpster fire are often a dangerous enigma, but knowing positioning, PPE and how to attack dumpster fires can mitigate the hazards.
  • Education and Training - Tennessee

    • Tennessee Fire Fighting Commission - The Fire Fighting Commission is responsible for the certification of volunteer and paid firefighters in the State of Tennessee. Find forms,FAQs and study guides here
  • Electrical Safety

  • Federal - Congress

    • THOMAS (Library of Congress) - "In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the Library of Congress." Search and view past and present legislation in the House and Senate.
  • Federal - Data

    • Data.gov - Free datasets on many subjects from the executive branch of the government
  • Federal - Financial Crisis

  • Federal - Verify Identity

    • E-Verify - Free service to employers and groups. Verify identity of employees.
  • Fire Community

    • Fire Link - Free message boards and more for the fire and emergency services community
  • Fire Engineering

  • Floods

  • Grants or Fundraising - Other

  • Hazardous Materials - Meth Labs

  • Health - Firefighters

    • FireFit - Year-round fitness, injury mitigation, and wellness program for wildland fire responders sponsored by the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)
    • Healthy-FireFighter.org - Heart-Healthy Firefighter -- IT TAKES A PERSON WITH HEART TO DO YOUR JOB. KEEP IT STRONG.
  • Health - Home Care

    • TennCare CHOICES - TennCare CHOICES in Long-Term Care (or CHOICES) is TennCare's program for long-term care services. Long-term care includes help doing everyday activities that you may no longer be able to do for yourself as you grow older, or if you have a physical disability-like bathing, dressing, getting around your home, preparing meals, or doing household chores. Long-term care services include care in a nursing home. Long-term care also includes certain services to help a person remain at home or in the community.
  • Health - Insurance

    • InsureKidsNow.gov - Each year, some children who want to participate in school or community sports are sidelined because they don't have health insurance. Help spread the word out that low or no-cost health insurance is available for children. Call the toll-free number 1-877-KIDS-NOW or check out InsureKidsNow.gov to find out if your child may be eligible.
  • Help - Get Help, Give Help

    • New! 2hands.org - Post a need, help a posting. Charity that helps people get and give help to others.
  • Libraries

    • Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) - Virtual library that you can access from your home pc, your school library computer lab, or your iPhone – anywhere with an internet connection. TEL provides access to over 400,000 electronic resources, including magazines, scholarly journals, podcasts, videos, e-books, test preparation materials, federal census records, Tennessee primary source materials, and more! Free to Tennessee residents
  • Mapping

    • Property Maps - GIS maps with property, tax, and address information for Roane and Anderson Counties
    • Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT Smartway Information System - traffic cameras, incidents, construction, road conditions, and traffic flow maps
    • FEMA Flood Plain Maps - at the FEMA Map Service Center
    • Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations (CAMEO) - Ssoftware applications used widely to plan for and respond to chemical emergencies... developed by EPA’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)...to assist front-line chemical emergency planners and responders.
    • OpenStreetMap.org - Zoomable world and United States map in a collaborative wiki format
    • Wikimapia.org - Zoomable world and United States map in a collaborative editable wiki format. Let's describe the whole world.
    • Landview - A Viewer for the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Census Bureau, and U.S. Geological Survey Data and Maps.
    • See also: the Mapping section in Tools - See WestRoane.com's dedicated Tools Links page
  • Postal Service

  • Reference

    • Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) - Free to all Tennessee residents. Includes many resources, including the World Book encyclopedia. Asks for a town, a zip code, and a phone number.
  • Roane County - Help and Assistance

    • Rockwood Ministerial Association / Rockwood Food Pantry - Food and other assistance for Rockwood; phone (865) 354-1750
    • Hands of Mercy - Food and other assistance for all areas of Roane County; phone (865) 717 9885. Monday 2-5 PM, Tuesday-Friday 10 AM - 1 PM. Besides food, they act as a referral service and also have a domestic violence advocate.
    • Roane County Cooperative Ministries - An emergency assistance agency operated by Roane County congregations. Makes grants to low-income residents for assistance with utility, rent, mortgage payments, and emergency medicine. Garden grants are also available. Phone: (865) 376 4779
    • Salvation Army - Provides emergency assistance, including money for rent, utility, and medicine, and other types of assistance that may not be provided by other agencies. Serves Roane and Morgan Counties. Phone (865) 882 7711. Applications for bill help accepted only from 9AM-12PM.
    • American Red Cross Knoxville Chapter - Assists families with immediate, emergency disaster-caused needs and provides emergency communication for military families. To contact, please call 865-584-2999.
  • Roane County News and Photos

    • Roane County News - Photos and news about Roane County
    • RoaneViews - Photos from several talented local photographers plus local calendar and discussions
    • WYSH TV - Local public access cable on the Web. Local news at 5:30 PM
  • Sexual Assault

    • Safe Haven - Crisis and Recovery Center for Sexual Assault. If you're a victim of sexual violence and need help, call Safe Haven Center at 865-522-7273, a 24-hour Crisis Hotline. For both male and female victims.
  • Smoke Alarms

    • Sound the Alarm - Sound the Alarm is a community outreach and education program designed to reduce rural community fire hazards and other potential dangers in residential homes.
  • Sprinklers

    • Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition - All about fire sprinklers. Protect what you value most.
    • Become a Built for Life Fire Department - The Built for Life Fire Department program encourages and recognizes all the U.S. fire departments that make home fire sprinkler education a focus of their community outreach.
    • National Fire Sprinkler Association - Provides information on fire sprinklers.
    • Fire Team Tennessee - A cooperative initiative... dedicated to sharing information with community leaders regarding fire sprinklers and the many ways they can benefit a community and contribute to quality of life. The Tennessee Fire Safety Inspectors Association is the lead organization, partnering with the National Fire Sprinkler Association, the Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association, the Tennessee Firemen's Association, the Tennessee Fire Sprinkler Manufacturers Association, the Tennessee Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association, and local fire departments.
    • Christmas Tree Fires and Sprinklers - USFA/NIST report: Impact of a Residential Sprinkler on the Heat Release Rate of a Christmas Tree Fire. Has videos.
  • Tennessee - Travel

    • Tennessee 511 - From the state of Tennessee, free information on road and travel conditions, incidents, and construction on state highways. Or dial 511.
  • Tools

    • Tools - See WestRoane.com's dedicated Tools Links page
  • USDA Forest Service

    • FireWise - Smokey Bear and other symbolic materials
  • Vehicles and Roadway Operations

    • Take Cover—Incoming! Projectiles at Vehicle Fires - Provides accounts where vehicle fires resulted in explosions that launched vehicle parts causing close calls or actual injuries to first responders. An article by Chief William Goldfeder in the November 2009 issue of Firehouse magazine (requires log in to open document).
    • Emergency Vehicle Safety Program - Best Practices for Emergency Vehicle and Roadway Operations Safety in the Emergency Services from USFA and IAFF
  • Volunteer Fire Departments

    • East Roane County VFD - East Roane County Volunteer Fire Department - This is a new URL for them. The old eastroane.com site is no longer there
    • South Roane County VFD - South Roane County Volunteer Fire Department - Both their old site at http://www.roanecounty.net/srcvfd/ and their new site at http://srcvfd.com/ are gone
    • Andersonville VFD - Andersonville Volunteer Fire Department
    • Volunteer Fireman's Association of Sullivan County - Sullivan County, Tennessee volunteer fire departments' group
  • Women

    • Safe Haven - Crisis and Recovery Center for Sexual Assault. If you're a victim of sexual violence and need help, call Safe Haven Center at 865-522-7273, a 24-hour Crisis Hotline. For both male and female victims.
    • Child and Family Tennessee - Nonprofit organizations that helps victims of domestic abuse. Their 24-hour domestic violence hotline is (865) 637-8000. For Roane County cases, Child and Family Tennessee’s Domestic Violence Advocate is Karen Lambeth, who may be reached at (865) 256-2451.
    • Order of Protection Information - The Order of Protection is a formal order that will be served on the person that is accused of the abuse and will prohibit that person from contacting or coming around the victim who requested the order. Information is available at the Roane County General Sessions Court Clerk's office, 376-5584.
  • Bad Sites

    • YWCAOakRidge.org - WARNING - Do NOT go to this site. It is owned in the Cayman Islands, not in the USA. It does NOT belong to the YWCA! The true YWCA site was ywcaor.org. Update 12/6/2009: YWCAOR.org is down..
    • FirehouseInternational.com - WARNING - Do NOT go to this site. It was trying to give visitors at least 4 viruses on 2 different occasions in April, 2007.
    • FirefighterNation.com - WARNING - Do NOT go to this site. It was detected as an attack site in September, 2010.

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