first responders

Montgomery YMCA Offering Childcare to Medical Workers and First Responders

The YMCA of Greater Montgomery is offering Essential Childcare for Medical and First Responders in the area. With schools and day cares closing, child care is in need. The YMCA Goodtimes Center location at 2325 Millridge Drive will be where childcare will be provided. The program is $25 daily (Members and Non-Members) and a $100 weekly (Members and Non-Members). Categories:…

Firefighters Climb Stairs to Honor 9/11 Fallen

It’s been 18 years since 9/11 occurred in New York. Sunday, firefighters and communities across the state took time to honor the victims in downtown Montgomery. It was part of the 8th Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at the RSA Tower. “This is my first year for me. I just wanted to see what it actually took to climb all…

A Properly Displayed Address Number Can Save Your Life

When you call for emergency help you want first responders there as quickly as possible. Now they are asking for your help, to ensure they get there as soon as possible. First responders say that at about half of their emergency calls, there is not a properly displayed address number. In rural areas, that number jumps up to about 70…

Road Mapping Project Underway in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Dallas County 911 is trying to help first responder save time and save lives — by mapping all the roads in the county. Georgia-based, CGI Systems is mapping all the roads for the county. The company is driving every road — and using GPS and a laptop to plot out each one. County officials…

Public Safety Insurance Fund Supports First Responders

The Public Safety Insurance Fund held their annual banquet Thursday night. The banquet honored the businesses that donate to the fund. The Public Safety Insurance Fund provides life insurance and accidental death insurance to over 2500 first responders in our area. Since the fund was created in 2002, it has paid $500,000 to the families of first responders. Co-founder Grant…

High Schooler Students Finally CERTified

A group of Greenville High School students are graduating, but they are not going to college just yet. These are students who will be prepared for any situation. They are not your typical first responders, but these high school students are dedicated to serving their community. For the past few months, the students have devoted their time and energy into become…