Alabama News

Friday, June 22, 2018

Pinson City Council releases funds for fire districts

At a regular meeting on Thursday night, the Pinson City Council unanimously approved the release of funds to Palmerdale, Glenwood and Center Point fire districts for firefighting equipment and materials, including rescue litters for carrying people during emergency situations. The meeting was attended by Center Point Fire Chief Donnie West, Battalion Chief C Shift Commander Gene Coleman from Center Point and John Garner from Palmerdale Fire District. Garner reported that last year the district purchased a side by side vehicle with city funds and was displayed outside City Hall for viewing after the meeting. He said that the district has applied for a grant to purchase three Lifepak 15 heart monitors and three automatic CPR machines.
Trussville Tribune

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Voters make Davis Lake a fire district

The one and only fire district in St. Clair County is the Davis Lake Fire District. Registered voters in that district went to the polls June 5 and overwhelmingly agreed to become a fire district. Others throughout the county are volunteer fire departments or city fire departments. There were 360 who voted on the fire district, of which 260 voted in favor (72 percent) and 100 who voted against it (28 percent). Jimmy Briggs has been fire chief since March 1, 2018, but has been a member of Davis Lake for the past five years.
Anniston Star

Multiple houses damaged by early morning fire in Ashford

An Ashford home is destroyed, and possibly two others are damaged by fire early Thursday morning. At about 3 a.m., Ashford Fire responded to a structure fire on Ashford Road. “Right now we are looking at one home being a complete loss, one neighbor’s home received damages from the heat of the fire, and the third home, well, we are still waiting to have damages confirmed,” said Ashford Police Chief Quinton Vann. The fire is still under investigation. All information received through the Ashford Police Department, the Houston County Sheriff’s Office and the Ashford Fire Department will be turned over to the Alabama Fire Marshal’s Office for investigation. “Information is limited at this time,” Vann said. “We can determine the fire started in the home which is a complete loss."
Dothan Eagle & Dothan Progress

Burned body found in vehicle in Covington County identified

The identity of a burned body discovered by deputies Wednesday in Covington County was released as part of an ongoing homicide investigation. Covington County Sheriff Dennis Meeks confirmed the body was identified as 49-year-old Bruce Wayne Nelson of Andalusia. According to the 22nd Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force, around 3:45 a.m. deputies were called to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Brooklyn Road. When deputies arrived, they found a burned vehicle that was still smoking at a residence.
WSFA-TV NBC 12 Montgomery

Spanish Fort Fire and Rescue Hosts Fire and Life Sumer Camp

This week the Spanish Fort “Fire and Life Safety Summer Camp” kicked off. It's the second year the camp has been hosted by the Spanish Fort Fire and Rescue. The camp lasts four days, and each day is filled with fun activities for the kids. There the students learn valuable skills that apply in the real world. The lessons taught, are things like hands only CPR and how to escape during a fire. Wednesday, the kids attended the splash pad in Spanish Fort. There they learned how life flight works. The helicopter was provided by the Semmes emergency management.
WPMI-TV NBC 15 Mobile

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