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.”
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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