An early morning fire destroyed a mobile home in the Ryland Community of Madison County.
Around 4:35 a.m., firefighters with Central Volunteer Fire as well as Huntsville Fire were called out to a fire at the home on Hasting Drive, just southwest of Highway 72 and Ryland Pike.
When crews arrived, they found a mobile home fully engulfed in flames.
Power was cut to several houses in the neighborhood as firefighters worked. The Madison County Sheriff's Office also blocked part of Old Gurley Road in order to protect the hose that ran the length of Hasting Drive.
According to the sheriff's office, the home has been unoccupied for about three months and has not had power flowing to it.
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The city of Northport will soon wrap up a yearlong investigation into discord in its fire department, Mayor Donna Aaron said Monday night.
City leaders have said the division in the department stems from internal disagreements over union representation, training standards, overtime rules and more, but they have been hesitant to discuss any of those issues at length, citing the privacy rights of their employees.
Last August, Aaron issued a memo to all firefighters telling them to find a way to end their “infighting, division and pettiness” and essentially ordering them to cooperate with an investigation conducted by city administrator Bruce Higginbotham and a committee consisting of three former chiefs of the Northport Fire Rescue department.
A Montgomery man is thankful to be alive after having a recent brush with death.
Tuesday night he wanted to thank the firefighters that saved his life.
Phillip Jones is part of the Montgomery Bike Club. He had just finished a race near Lagoon Park when he blacked out and had a heart attack. His wife and friends gave him CPR and called 9-1-1.
A fire station was close by and medics were able to come revive him.
Jones publicly thanked them at Tuesday’s city council meeting.
“Glad to be here. Glad they were there. I thank them for their public service and I know they probably don’t want to accept any accolades, but they certainly deserve it,” said Jones.
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The Dothan Fire Department will soon have a more permanent structure to teach the public basic fire safety tips – at no cost to taxpayers.
Jubilee Builders has agreed to construct the “Jubilee Builders Teach Me House,” which will have similar amenities to the mobile safety unit the fire department uses at area schools to teach children about fire safety, said Fire Chief Larry Williams. For its part, the Dothan City Commission approved a measure Tuesday to accept in-kind donations on behalf of the project, which will be part of the Wiregrass Public Safety Center that crews are currently constructing.
First responders will also use the facility for training scenarios, especially in evaluating emergency response, Williams said. Larry Wooley of Jubilee Builders said the project gives his company a chance to give back to the community.
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Every year the Veterans of Foreign Wars honors one firefighter from any part of the nation for being an outstanding public servant to their community.
The winner of the award this year’s award resides in the city of Fort Payne.
More than 10,000 firefighters from around the country were nominated for the award. Nominated by their peers, the winner fulfills a long list of accomplishments through their public service to their community.
Lt. Josh Jennings from the Fort Payne fire won this prestigious award, beating out every candidate around the nation. Lt. Jennings is not only a firefighter but also an instructor and serves as a paramedic for the city.
CBS42 was given the first look inside Birmingham's newly-built fire station #8.
The Kingston fire station had to be demolished once firefighters started getting sick and asbestos and mold were found inside the building.
In a letter sent to then-mayor William Bell, Birmingham Fire Chief Charles Gordon requested that the city dedicate funds to build a new fire station.
Discussions about funding for the fire station just happened to coincide with the 2016-2017 fiscal budget planning process.
"In the end, I think everybody got what they wanted," said Chief Gordon. "I think the good part of what I saw, came out of it, I heard so many of the citizens express themselves on how much the fire department meant for them and we on the other hand said how much the citizens meant to."
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