It seems every time members of the Cloverdale Volunteer Fire Department were on a fire call for a long time, their air tanks would run out.
Without a system to refill the tanks, firefighters would be forced to go to another station that had a refill system.
“We had a system that would hold air in five tanks and we could fill from them, but it’s not like having an air system,” said Cloverdale Fire Chief Matt James. “If we run out in our air tanks or the fill system, we would have to go to either Central or Underwood-Petersville to refill.
The Vestavia Hills Fire Department will be showing its support for kids with cancer again this year throughout the month of September.
September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, and VHFD and many in the community will be showing support through the department’s awareness T-shirts.
Funds raised through selling the shirts will support the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders, a department of Children’s of Alabama in downtown Birmingham.
Three people were injured following a three car crash on Highway 411 near the Alabama/Georgia line just before 5:30 Friday evening.
According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency the accident involved a 2015 Hyundai driven by 27 year old Josh Bannister of Centre, a 2009 Lexus driven by 51 year old Annette Coleman of Gadsden and a 2015 Mazda driven by 26 year old Michael Baker of Gadsden.
Bannister was airlifted from the scene to a local trauma center.
The Tallassee Police Department located the body of an 18-month-old boy swept away in the Tallapoosa River on Saturday.
The body was located around 11 p.m. Saturday, according to David Rogers, assistant fire chief for the Tallassee Fire Department.
Detectives with the Tallassee Police Department received a tip from a witness on a possible location where the child was last seen, he said. Detectives returned to the area and recovered the child’s body.
An initial rescue operation began Saturday afternoon that gave way to a recovery search, according to Rogers.
A fire at Birmingham Homes displaced seven people Sunday evening.
Firefighters say the family was not home during the blaze so there are no injuries.
Only one unit was involved. Responders believe the flames began in an upstairs area of the apartment.
WBRC-TV Fox 6 Birmingham