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Do you have what it takes? Huntsville Fire & Rescue kicks off hiring campaign

July 21, 2021 Click to view Do you have what it takes? Huntsville Fire & Rescue kicks off hiring campaign

If you’ve ever dreamed of having a career at Huntsville Fire & Rescue, now’s your chance to become part of a team of elite, caring and brave individuals with a heart for service. Soon accepting applications for firefighters and dispatchers, Huntsville Fire & Rescue is seeking highly motivated and community-driven individuals to join its growing ranks. “The City of Huntsville takes great pride in its Fire & Rescue department,” said Mayor Tommy [more]

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City of Huntsville Municipal Offices Closed July 5 for July Fourth Holiday

June 30, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville Municipal Offices Closed July 5 for July Fourth Holiday

City of Huntsville municipal offices will be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of the July Fourth holiday. This includes Animal Services and Municipal Court. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 6. Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed one day the week of July 5-9. Monday’s collection will be picked up Tuesday, Tuesday’s will be Wednesday and so on. Public Transit: Orbit and Access will operate a normal [more]

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City of Huntsville addresses fireworks safety before July Fourth

June 23, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville addresses fireworks safety before July Fourth

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD), Huntsville Fire & Rescue (HFR) and Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) are urging the community to practice firework safety ahead of the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. Huntsville Fire & Rescue Chief Mac McFarlen speaks June 23 during a press conference aimed at urging fireworks safety. At left are Dr. Karen Sheppard, director of Huntsville Animal Services, and Deputy Chief Charles Brooks of Huntsville Police. During a June [more]

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City of Huntsville Municipal Offices Closed for Memorial Day

May 26, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville Municipal Offices Closed for Memorial Day

City of Huntsville municipal offices will be closed Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day. This includes Animal Services, Public Transit (Orbit and Access) and Municipal Court. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 1. Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed one day the week of May 31-June 4. Monday’s collection will be picked up Tuesday, Tuesday’s will be Wednesday and so on. Parks & Recreation: All facilities are closed except the splash [more]

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Municipal offices will be closed for Presidents’ Day, February 15

February 11, 2021 Click to view Municipal offices will be closed for Presidents’ Day, February 15

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices and Municipal Court will be closed Monday, February 15, in observance of Presidents’ Day. Normal operating hours will resume at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, February 17, due to inclement weather. Public Transit will remain open until noon, weather permitting. Garbage collection will be delayed by one day throughout the week

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Ignite Your Journey: Applications open to join Huntsville Fire & Rescue through Dec. 17

November 24, 2020 Click to view Ignite Your Journey: Applications open to join Huntsville Fire & Rescue through Dec. 17

The Huntsville Fire & Rescue department is seeking highly motivated and community-driven individuals to join its ranks. With the announcement of a second round of hiring this year, the department responsible for stabilizing emergencies is looking to hire approximately 20 new team members. Primary responsibilities range from putting out fires to conducting rescue operations and keeping the public safe in numerous ways. “The job of keeping our residents safe is sacred,” said [more]

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Labor Day Holiday – City Offices and Facilities Closed

September 3, 2020 Click to view Labor Day Holiday – City Offices and Facilities Closed

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, September 7, in recognition of the Labor Day holiday. Normal operating hours will resume on Tuesday, September 8. Garbage Collection: Monday’s holiday will impact garbage collection for the week of September 7-11, delaying pickup by one day. Garbage normally collected on Monday will be collected on Tuesday, and so on. For more information, visit HuntsvilleAL.gov/trash. Recycling collection, managed by the Solid Waste Disposal Authority, [more]

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City of Huntsville Supports State Health Department Stay at Home Order

April 3, 2020 Click to view City of Huntsville Supports State Health Department Stay at Home Order

Mayor Tommy Battle issued the following statement following today’s announcement by the Alabama Department of Health and Governor Kay Ivey to enact a Stay at Home Order, effective April 4 at 5 p.m. “The City of Huntsville fully supports the Alabama Department of Health’s (ADPH) Stay at Home Order announced today by Governor Ivey,” said Mayor Battle. “This is a deliberate and measured response to the COVID-19 threat that faces our state [more]

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Huntsville tightens restrictions on public parks; supports Health Officer’s order for non-essential businesses

March 27, 2020 Click to view Huntsville tightens restrictions on public parks; supports Health Officer’s order for non-essential businesses

The City of Huntsville will enforce the Alabama Department of Public Health’s order announcing the closure of non-essential businesses, venues and athletic facilities through April 17. The City has consistently followed the Centers for Disease Control and Alabama Department of Public Health guidelines. While the State order takes effect at 5 p.m. on March 28, the City will implement certain restrictions in its parks immediately. Read Health Department Order HERE “This is [more]

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EMA Recommends Residents Make Severe Weather Shelter Plans

March 22, 2020 Click to view EMA Recommends Residents Make Severe Weather Shelter Plans

The National Weather Service in Huntsville is forecasting storms this week, some possibly severe, and the Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency is recommending residents consider their plan for shelter. The decision to seek protection in a community storm shelter may be more difficult this spring by restrictions in place for COVID-19. “Each individual needs to make an educated decision on where and when to shelter from strong winds or tornado,” said Jeffrey Birdwell, Director of the Huntsville Madison Emergency Management Agency. At [more]

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