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Demopolis Fire & Rescue Sponsors Firefighter Apprenticeship Program

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Demopolis Fire & Rescue has become the first fire department in the state — to institute a registered apprenticeship program for firefighters. Josh Laney is the Director of the Alabama Office of Apprenticeship. “Firefighter apprenticeship programs are one of the largest training programs using apprenticeships across the country. And we’re really proud to see that…

Second MFR Firefighter Tests Positive for COVID-19

A second Montgomery firefighter has tested positive for COVID-19. Montgomery Fire/Rescue spokesperson District Fire Chief Q. L. Burke said the firefighter tested positive after having close contact with a firefighter that tested positive on May 11. Ten other firefighters were also tested and their results came back negative. They remain in quarantine while being monitored for changes. Categories: Montgomery Metro,…

UPDATE: Franklin Volunteer Firefighter Recovering Following Friday Morning Crash

Courtesy: Franklin Volunteer Fire/Rescue Facebook Courtesy: Franklin Volunteer Fire/Rescue Facebook Courtesy: Franklin Volunteer Fire/Rescue Facebook Courtesy: Franklin Volunteer Fire/Rescue Facebook Courtesy: Franklin Volunteer Fire/Rescue Facebook Courtesy: Franklin Volunteer Fire/Rescue Facebook Courtesy: Franklin Volunteer Fire/Rescue Facebook Courtesy: Franklin Volunteer Fire/Rescue Facebook On Friday morning, state troopers were on the scene of a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 85 Southbound near mile marker…

Potential Firefighters Take Employment Exam

To apply for Montgomery Fire Rescue CLICK HERE. Montgomery Fire Rescue has a new wave of recruits, and today they began their path to becoming firefighters. Almost 200 men and women were at the Crampton Bowl Multiplex Saturday morning to take the exam. 252 people applied for the exam that has math, reading comprehension, and basic engineering questions. When a potential…

2 Opelika Firefighters Seriously Hurt While Training

Two east Alabama firefighters have been seriously injured during a training exercise. Police say two members of the Opelika Fire Department were hurt Thursday afternoon while training inside an abandoned home. Authorities haven’t released their names. Police Capt. Bobby Kilgore says one firefighter suffered from smoke inhalation and the other suffered burns. Kilgore tells the Opelika-Auburn News the injuries are…

Auburn Firefighter Wins GOP Primary for House Seat

An Auburn firefighter has won the Republican primary for the Alabama House seat vacated with the felony ethics conviction of former speaker Mike Hubbard. Unofficial returns from Tuesday’s balloting show Joe Lovvorn led a field of four candidates with 51 percent of the vote. Lovvorn will face Libertarian candidate Gage Fenwick in November. No Democrats are in the race. Lovvorn…