Alabama News

Monday, May 23, 2022

Mobile Fire-Rescue extinguishes building fire

Mobile Fire-Rescue crews responded to 54 North Broad Street, which is near Spring Hill Avenue, around 4:15 a.m. Friday morning. MFRD said flames were coming from outside a building that spread to the attic. We were told the building appeared to be vacant and no injuries were being reported. A fire official said a fire wall helped keep the fire from spreading throughout the building. There’s no word yet on what may have led to this fire.
WALA-TV FOX 10 Mobile

Enterprise police and fire departments recognized

Enterprise Mayor William E. Cooper and the Enterprise City Council recognized the Enterprise police and fire departments in honor of National Police and Emergency Medical Services Week at a City Council meeting Tuesday. Cooper read a proclamation declaring the week of May 15-22 National Police and EMS Week in the city and acknowledging the outstanding work the departments do for Enterprise residents. “When we look around and see what’s going on all over the United States and then to have a police department and a fire department that is so active and trying to make sure our citizens get the protection they need,” Cooper said. “We have one of the best police and fire departments that you can find anywhere. Thank you ladies and gentlemen who serve in those positions for the good job you’re doing.”
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No one injured in Birmingham house fire

Birmingham Fire and rescue were at the scene of a house fire on Beulah Ave. early Friday morning. It happened sometime around 2 a.m. According to the fire department, the entire left side of the house was fully involved. A car was also on fire. No one was home at the time. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
WBRC-TV FOX 6 Birmingham

East Alabama Chamber Foundation hosts 1st Annual Charity Firetruck Pull in Phenix City

VIDEO: The East Alabama Chamber Foundation hosted its first annual Charity Fire Truck Pull. 14 teams of 10 people competed against each other to see who could pull the firetruck the fastest. A huge firetruck with a rope attached to the front was parked in front of Troy University in Phenix City. The teams paid $250 per team to participate, and the money raised will go towards providing scholarships for high school students, community development projects, and entrepreneurial start-up support. The winning team, of course, gets bragging rights and a trophy. The President of East Alabama Chamber of Commerce, Dennis Beson, says this charity event is to help out the community in East Alabama. ”The idea is to bring some sort of team building challenge to the region and to have and have some fun with it. And also raise money for our East Alabama Chamber Foundation.”
WTVM-TV ABC 9 Columbus

Friday, May 20, 2022

Fire Spreads to Mobile Homes in Cherokee County

Area Fire Departments along with Floyd EMS and the Alabama Forestry Commission, all responded to reports of a blaze getting out of hand just before 11:00am Thursday. According to early reports, a planned fire got out of hand and as a result, two mobile homes went up in flames, and some fire also reached a nearby wooded area. It appears no one was hurt; however, both homes were destroyed. Cherokee Electric was also dispatched to the scene. The fire took place at 2723 County Road 89 between Broomtown and Blanche.
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EMS Week Highlighting Crucial Role in Community Celebrated in Prattville

This week, cities all around the country, including Prattville, are celebrating EMS Week and focusing on the important work that Fire Medics, Paramedics and others that assist in providing emergency medical care for those in need, do day-in and day-out. The day of recognition began almost 50 years ago, said Deputy Fire Chief for the Prattville Fire Department Josh Bingham. “In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities,” explained the chief. “Emergency Medical Services or EMS is a prehospital system that provides immediate, life-saving care to those who are suffering a medical emergency or a traumatic injury.” Bingham went on to say that Emergency Medical Services can be privately or publicly owned and can be made up of Basic Life Support providers, Advanced Life Support providers, or a combination of the two.
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