Alabama News

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Firefighters respond to Homewood apartment fire

VIDEO: Firefighters responded to an apartment fire in Homewood Monday afternoon. The incident happened in the 1500 block of 29th Court S. The Homewood Fire Department asked that people avoid the area while firefighters worked to extinguish the fire. The fire department said no injuries were reported, but cats were rescued and were taken to a veterinarian.
WBMA-LD ABC 33/40 Birmingham

Falkville Fire and Rescue responds to HVAC fire at nursing home

Officials say residents of a Falkville nursing home will have to be moved following an HVAC fire Tuesday morning. Fire Chief Tyler Tucker said units were sent to Falkville Health and Rehab Center (FHRC) around 2:20 a.m. on Tuesday. The units found moderate smoke in the central nurses’ station on the second floor. However, workers at the scene told News 19 there was no fire. Smoke was isolated to the second-floor HVAC system. All second-floor patients have been evacuated, and our crew on the scene was told all residents of the floor will have to be moved due to smoke damage. Officials are saying no injuries have been reported. An investigation is ongoing.
WHNT-TV CBS 19 Huntsville

Monday, April 22, 2024

Madison County first responders say crash detection technology is leading to multiple false calls

VIDEO: Local first responders want people to know about a newer iPhone feature giving them some issues. Crash detection is a feature on newer iPhones and Apple Watches. The feature will now alert officials if you’ve been involved in a wreck. The devices recognizes an impact, and dials 911. Madison County first responders said while this feature is lifesaving, it also creates problems with false calls. “I’m not supposed to be talking on my phone, and it slides down to the floorboard and hits something and activates the crash detection, I do need to be aware and thoughtful,” Don Webster with HEMSI said. Webster said HEMSI gets around eight to ten of the calls a week, and almost all of them are not an actual wreck. The same feature affects volunteer firefighters.
WAFF-TV NBC 48 Huntsville

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