Any Whitehaven Fire Department veterans with photos please email them to me and I will post them on this page.  I will also input any historical information that you might have.

Thanks to Harvey Herring for much of the content of these pages


The Whitehaven Utility District funded the Fire Department.  The "WUD" published periodic newsletter and many of these had articles about the fire department.  Employees of the utility district were also on call to respond to fire alarms. 

"Whitehaven Tennessee ceased to exist on Dec. 31st, 1969 when the city of Mempis annexed the area. All assets of the Whitehaven Fire Department were absorbed by the Memphis Fire Department. Many of the full time fire department employees went to work for the city. I have many fond memories of working with this small department . Many of my co-workers were like family members. The Chief was Johnny Wallace and the Deputy Chief was
E. C. Yarbro. While I was working there I was also living there and responded to literally hundreds of calls". ... R.N. Doolin



Recorded Radio Traffic 1963

Thanks to Chris Stevens and Penny Smith of the Memphis Fire Department Museum for providing Harvey with copies of these historic documents.

This page last modified on Wednesday, May 02, 2018