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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Huffman Apartment Fire

Birmingham Fire & Rescue

The following pictures are from Wednesday night when Birmingham Fire & Rescue (A-Shift) responded to an apartment fire at Huffman Road and Springville Road.

Companies on the scene included:

  • Engine 29
  • Engine 30
  • Engine 31
  • Rescue 27
  • Quint 27
  • Battalion 4
  • Fire Investigator
  • BPD 230

Thank you, Chuck, for sharing the great pictures!


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Friday, September 26, 2008

Shelby Announces $501,000 for Law Enforcement and Emergency Responders

From the Office of U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)

WASHINGTON, DC Friday, September 26, 2008 -- U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency will award $501,200 to 40 police, sheriff and fire departments across Alabama. This funding is awarded through the fiscal year 2008 Emergency Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP), which aims to enhance regional response capabilities by providing technology, equipment and training to law enforcement and emergency responders.

"Our law enforcement officers and our emergency responders are on the front lines each day to protect our communities and ensure the safety of our neighbors," said Shelby. "For this reason, it is critical that they have the resources necessary to do their jobs. This funding provides equipment and technology that are essential to our law enforcement officers and emergency responders."

CEDAP provides equipment in five categories: extrication devices; thermal imaging, night vision and video surveillance tools; chemical,
biological and radiological detection tools; information technology and risk management tools; and vehicle tracking tools.

The following law enforcement and emergency responders received funding through CEDAP:

* Autauga County Sheriff's Department - $43,000
* Irondale Police Department - $43,000
* Boaz Police Department - $14,000
* Franklin County Technical - $31,000
* Pelham Fire Department - $31,000
* Gardendale Fire & Rescue - $16,550
* Huguley Fire Department - $16,550
* Hammondville Fire Department - $16,550
* Lakeview Fire & Rescue - $16,550
* Wawbeek Fire Department - $16,550
* Salem Fire Department - $16,550
* Thorsby Fire Department - $16,550
* Piedmont Police Department - $8,000
* Bay Minette Police Department - $8,000
* Gardendale Police Department - $8,000
* Opelika Police Department - $8,000
* Heflin Police Department - $8,000
* Pelham Police Department - $8,000
* Daphne Police Department - $8,000
* Orange Beach Police Department - $8,000
* Pell City Police Department - $8,000
* Shelby County Sheriff's Office - $8,000
* Loxley Police Department - $3,785
* Abbeville Police Department - $3,785
* Millry Police Department - $3,785
* Ashland Police Department - $3,785
* Rainbow City Police Department - $3,785
* Sardis City Police Department - $3,785
* Thomasville Police Department - $3,785
* Newton Police Department - $3,785
* Gulf Shores Police Department - $3,785
* Gordo Police Department - $3,785
* Childersburg Fire & Rescue Hazmat Team - $28,550
* Alabama Marine Police Department - $13,650
* Atmore Police Department - $13,650
* Brewton Police Department - $16,550
* Alexander City Police Department - $16,550
* North Courtland Police Department - $16,550

Thursday, September 25, 2008

East Birmingham Apartment Fire

Birmingham Fire & Rescue

Birmingham Fire & Rescue responded to a report of an apartment fire off Oporto Madrid Blvd. today. The first in company reported fire showing and requested a 2nd alarm. The fast jump on the fire by the first due companies put a stop on the fire and allowed the 2nd alarm to be dropped.

No injuries were reported.

Great work by everyone on the scene!

Companies on the scene included:
  • Engine 10
  • Engine 19
  • Engine 12
  • Quint 27
  • Rescue 27
  • Battalion 3
  • Safety Officer 1
  • EMS 4
  • Fire Investigator
  • Birmingham PD 225

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