Alabama News

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

West Point Fire & Rescue gets life saving equipment with help from town council

West Point Fire & Rescue has a new piece of equipment that could help save lives after purchasing a LUCAS cardiac respiratory assist system using a $15,000 contribution from the Town of West Point. During Monday’s town council meeting, West Point Fire Chief Tim Martin demonstrated the new device and thanked the council for its help in buying it. “The council has stepped up and taken public safety and the wellbeing of the community into their hands by helping us do this,” he said. Martin said the device performs sustained CPR on a person, which is helpful for a first responder because anyone performing CPR for an extended period of time will get tired. “A person can only do effective CPR for so long, and then it starts getting sloppy,” he said. “This thing can do it for 45 minutes to an hour.”
Cullman Times

Mobile Fire-Rescue Department responds to early morning fire on Robert E. Lee Street

Mobile Fire-Rescue Department crews responded to an early morning house fire Tuesday in the 1500 block of Robert E. Lee Street. Firefighters were still on the scene at 5 a.m. after having extinguished the blaze. FOX10 News was told a man and his young son live at the home and made it out safely. We're told their dog woke up the father, who was able to grab his son and run to a neighboring home for help. Their home is a total loss, we've learned.
WALA MyFox Gulf Coast

Fire damages apartment building in Hoover

A fire damaged an apartment building in Hoover Sunday evening. City of Hoover spokesperson Melanie Posey says firefighters were called to the 2700 block of River Haven Lane, just before 6:00 p.m. Advertisement Capt. Scott West of the Hoover Fire Department says several apartment units have heavy fire damage, and several other units were damaged by smoke. No one has been hurt. Ms. Posey says the American Red Cross has been contacted and will be on-site to help residents affected by the fire. There's no word at this time about what caused the blaze.

Mobile firefighters battle Gill Road house fire

Companies with the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department on Tuesday morning were battling a residential fire in the 2300 block of Gill Road. That's off Dauphin Island Parkway near Dog River. Just after 8 a.m., MFRD described it via Twitter as a "working residential fire." MFRD tells FOX10 News the home was fully engulfed as crews arrived and that a tenant and a toddler are safe after evacuating the house in time. Fire officials believe the cause of the fire may have been a space heater and candle in of the back bedrooms. This house fire comes a few hours after the department responded to another residential fire in the city. That one was an early morning blaze on Robert E. Lee Street in which a father and son escaped.
WALA MyFox Gulf Coast

Friday, January 18, 2019

Mobile firefighters battle 2 residential fires

Mobile Fire-Rescue crews battle two residential fires Friday morning. Firefighters responded to a residential fire in the 600 block of Glenwood Street just after 11 a.m. today. MFRD reported heavy smoke and flames visible from a single-story dwelling. Shortly after noon, the fire department reported fire on Glenwood Street was extinguished. Crews remained on scene for overhaul and salvage operations, MFRD said via Twitter. Fire investigators were on scene attempting to determine the cause of the fire. No injuries were reported, said MFRD public information officer Steven Millhouse. MFRD crews also made quick work of extinguishing another residential fire earlier in the morning. According to Millhouse, at about 9:15 a.m., Mobile Fire-Rescue Department companies were dispatched to the 500 block of Bonnet Hill Circle. MFRD says callers reported smoke and flames inside of the home. Upon arrival on scene, fire crews confirmed heavy smoke and flames exiting a single story home.
WALA MyFox Gulf Coast

Felines and Firemen: Gulf Shores Fire and Rescue publish calendar featuring cats

Two weeks into the New Year, and if you haven't gotten a 2019 calendar yet, you may want to check this out. Gulf Shores Fire and Rescue have teamed up with the newly formed Gulf Shores Animal Care and Control Program and created a calendar that features local firefighters and, wait for it, kittens. All proceeds from the $15 calendar will help fund efforts by the volunteer group dedicated to dealing with the feral cat population in Gulf Shores by implementing a TNR (Trap Neuter Release) Program, the most effective and humane way to deal with "community cat" colonies. A similar program in Orange Beach has already proven effective.

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