Alabama News

Friday, February 23, 2024

1 dead in Decatur fire

One person is dead following a fire Thursday morning in Decatur. Decatur Deputy Fire Marshal Brandon Sivley said crews responded to a residential fire at about 6:26 a.m. in the 1300 block of Ninth Avenue Southeast. Crews made immediate entry into the home as smoke was visible coming from the structure. After a search, one person was found and removed. The victim was taken to Decatur Morgan Main Hospital and later died. The victim’s identity has not yet been released. The cause of the fire is still being investigated by the Decatur Fire & Rescue Fire Marshal Division, along with the Alabama Fire Marshal’s Office. “Our thoughts go out to the victim’s family and friends,” Sivley said.

Safe Haven Baby Box used for second time in Madison

On Wednesday, Madison Fire & Rescue announced that a second infant had been safely surrendered through the Safe Haven Baby Box at Fire Station 1. Following an initial assessment, the baby was taken to Madison Hospital for further evaluation. Once the door opens and the baby is placed inside, it locks automatically, and the station's firefighters take over from there. Madison firefighters stated that after the door closes and the alarm sounds, they respond within two minutes. According to the City of Madison, the Department of Human Resources has been notified and is actively working on behalf of the child. This marks the second time the Safe Haven Baby Box has been used since January 22.
WZDX-TV FOX 54 Huntsville

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Montgomery Fire/Rescue Chief honored with city proclamation

VIDEO: Montgomery Fire/Rescue Chief Miford Jordan was honored at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed presented a proclamation to honor his service and commitment. “When you consider the everyday dangers that those in the department go through, it’s important to have solid leadership like that,” said Reed. Jordan made history when he was appointed as Montgomery’s first African American fire chief in 2006. “I was born as a young Black American not having the right to sit in this chair today,” Jordan said. “To take all of that in, it means a lot.” Jordan has overseen important milestones for the department. In 2014, Montgomery became the first city in Alabama to achieve an ISO 1 rating, according to the city’s website.
WSFA-TV NBC 12 Montgomery

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