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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Turn Back The Clock pt. 16

Birmingham Fire & Rescue

This set of pictures is from a house fire which occurred at 504 28th Street North in the late 1980's... approximately 1985-1987. The fire was so large, and the houses so close, that the house next-door caught on fire.

Units on the scene included:

• Engine 1
• Engine 6
• Engine 9
• Rescue 15
• 1's Truck
• Car 51

LT. Tommy Hale, from Rescue 15, can been seen in two of these pictures. LT. Hale lost his life in the line of duty, at the age of 40, while fighting a woods fire in 1988. He was a great guy.


Firefighters on the roof above the fire...



















Firefighter from Engine 1 pulling hose...







Engine 6...




1's Truck...




1's Truck, Engine 1 and Engine 6...




Engine 9 and Birmingham PD...




1's Truck...




LT. Tommy Hale from Rescue 15 working on a patient from the burning residence...




LT. Hale is the Paramedic with a mustache in this picture...










Crew from 1's Truck...




Firefighter from Engine 1...







Engine 9...







Engine 1 and Engine 6 with 2 Birmingham PD officers...













Engine 9 with 2 firefighters from 9...













LT's from Engine 1 and 1's Truck with the Chief from Car 51...




7 Comments:

At 6/08/2006 12:37:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ohh the memories..

Lane Pair

 
At 6/08/2006 06:45:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did my field internship for Paramedic at 15 while Lt. Hale was there. I was about 18 at the time; young, bright eyed and an easy target. At dinner one night those knuckleheads, when I asked where to sit, put me in Lt. Hale's seat. He came in and just stood over me staring at me so I finally asked if something was wrong to which Tommy replied "Boy they done made you **** up" and everybody had a good laugh. I also remember Lt. Hale helping out when I was an Explorer Scout with BFRS when we went there to detail a reserve rescue for the Scout Expo. He was a great help to us in whatever we needed. I still remember when he passed. I hated hearing that.

B. Reid

 
At 6/13/2006 05:05:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is so nice to know that my father is still remembered. He loved the fire dept. and the men that he worked with. India Hale

 
At 6/13/2006 08:11:00 PM , Anonymous RODERICK MYERS said...

HEY DAVE ONE OF BIRMINGHAM BELOVED FIREFIGHTER HAS PASSED AWAY TODAY. LT. STEVE D. TURNER,FROM STATION 3
HE'S PRESIDENT OF THE UNION LOCAL 117,HE WAS A GREAT FIREFIGHTER AND LOVED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM, THIS IS A GREAT LOSS TO THE DEPT.FURNEAL ARRANGMENT UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME.SO KEEP HIS FAMILY AND DEPT. FAMILY IN YOUR PRAYERS. THANKS!!!

 
At 6/14/2006 04:20:00 PM , Blogger EMS Action said...

Roderick,

Thank you for the heads-up. I was sorry to hear that. His death is a tragic loss.

I'm working on an update now.

Dave

 
At 8/21/2006 02:21:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe my father is on one of these pictures Ronnie Swann I will keep loking for other ones... I also have some pictures from him that were left to me I could forward to you on the computer!

 
At 8/21/2006 02:25:00 PM , Blogger EMS Action said...

Look in the "Turn Back the Clock" sections. You'll find him there.

I would greatly appreciate any pictures you can share. Please email me when you get a moment.

Thank you!

 

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