Fire Fighters

Local Fire Departments In Need of Volunteers, Shortage Nation Wide

All around the nation several restaurants, boutiques, and other different type of companies dealing with worker shortages. Now, there’s a shortage that could be a difference in life or death. In numerous fire departments across the nation, volunteer numbers are declining. “It’s getting to where were having to beg people,” said Bradly Medley with the North Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department,…

Fire Fighters Battle Massive Fire in Dallas County

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Fire fighters from all over over Dallas County and Autaugaville continue to battle an enormous fire at a railroad cross-tie salvage company. “Trying to contain it. Keep it off the railroad tracks. Keep the railway systems open,” said Burnsville VFD Fire Chief Steve Brewer. “We have a big mill that those tracks go to. As…

Montgomery Fire Rescue Department Receives $3.5 M Grant

The City of Montgomery Fire/Rescue Department has been awarded $3,553,843 as a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response grant program. U.S. Senator Richard Shelby announced the award Tuesday. “The funding will ensure the city has the proper resources and staff to adequately respond to emergency medical, fire, and rescue incidents throughout the…

Bed bug Infestation Temporarily Closes Alabama Fire Station

A fire station in northwestern Alabama has had to be temporarily closed after an infestation of bed bugs sent at least one firefighter for medical treatment. Florence city officials said in a news release Thursday that Fire Station 2 is undergoing treatment by an exterminator. The bedding will be destroyed. Fire officials say they were notified of a potential infestation…