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Huntsville Fire & Rescue provides fire safety tips ahead of extreme cold

December 20, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Fire & Rescue provides fire safety tips ahead of extreme cold

Huntsville Fire & Rescue is urging the public to practice fire safety as extreme cold weather approaches the Tennessee Valley. Meteorologists expect a strong Arctic air mass will push through the region beginning the night of Thursday, Dec. 22, through the holiday weekend. The National Weather Service projects temperatures will dip to the single digits at times with wind chill values as low as minus 15 degrees. Snow flurries are also [more]

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Huntsville municipal offices closed Nov. 24-25 for Thanksgiving

November 22, 2022 Click to view Huntsville municipal offices closed Nov. 24-25 for Thanksgiving

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will be closed Nov. 24-25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The following services will be affected: Garbage Collection: Thursday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Friday, Nov. 25. Residents should leave cans at the curb until they are collected. Public Transit: There will be no Orbit fixed-route or Access paratransit service Nov. 24. Service will resume Nov. 25. Parks & Recreation: Recreation centers and facilities will be closed Nov. [more]

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City of Huntsville municipal offices closed for Veterans Day

November 9, 2022 Click to view City of Huntsville municipal offices closed for Veterans Day

City of Huntsville municipal offices, including Municipal Court, will close Friday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14. Garbage Collection: Residential service will not be affected. Animal Services: Closed Friday but will reopen Saturday. Public Transit: Orbit and Access routes will not run Friday. Saturday service will run as normal. Parks & Recreation: All facilities closed Friday but will reopen Saturday. Public Safety: Essential police and fire personnel will remain [more]

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City of Huntsville mourns loss of Huntsville Fire & Rescue cadet

July 29, 2022 Click to view City of Huntsville mourns loss of Huntsville Fire & Rescue cadet

The City of Huntsville is mourning the loss of Huntsville Fire & Rescue (HFR) cadet Bryant McGowan, 31, who died Thursday, July 28, at Huntsville Hospital. The deceased employee, who was training to become a firefighter, was hired by the City in March 2022. McGowan became medically distressed Thursday after completing a training exercise, was immediately assisted by an on-site paramedic, and transported by ambulance to the hospital, where he later [more]

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Huntsville public safety officials remind community about firework dangers

June 30, 2022 Click to view Huntsville public safety officials remind community about firework dangers

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. With July Fourth quickly approaching, HPD expects to receive hundreds of calls for service about illegal fireworks or possible shots fired. “These calls can detract from officers being able to respond to emergencies in the City of Huntsville,” HPD Interim Chief [more]

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Want to make a difference? Answer the call today at Huntsville Fire & Rescue

May 20, 2022 Click to view Want to make a difference? Answer the call today at Huntsville Fire & Rescue

For many, fighting fires is a childhood dream, but these critical first responders do much more than run into burning buildings. They also respond to events such as tornados, floods, manmade disasters and technical rescues. They protect our public and environment during hazardous materials incidents and render lifesaving medical aid to citizens in need. They also improve our community’s quality of life through training, education and other nonemergency services. As pillars of [more]

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Lithium Battery Safety: Huntsville Fire & Rescue, SWDA & ATF team up for campaign

February 15, 2022 Click to view Lithium Battery Safety: Huntsville Fire & Rescue, SWDA & ATF team up for campaign

If you’re reading this on a cell phone, doing work on a laptop, operating power tools or even brushing with an electric toothbrush, you’re likely using a lithium battery. While these types of batteries provide convenience in our day-to-day lives, they can cause fires or even explode if mishandled. That’s why Huntsville Fire & Rescue (HFR), the Solid Waste Disposal Authority (SWDA) and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) [more]

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Huntsville municipal offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 12, 2022 Click to view Huntsville municipal offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

HUNTSVILLE, AL – City of Huntsville municipal offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This includes Animal Services, Parks & Recreation, Public Transit and Municipal Court. Residential garbage collection will be delayed by one day the week of Jan. 17-21. Please place your can at the curb on your normal delivery day and Public Works will pick it up as soon as possible. Essential police and [more]

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Municipal offices on two-hour delayed opening, Friday, Jan. 7

January 6, 2022 Click to view Municipal offices on two-hour delayed opening, Friday, Jan. 7

City of Huntsville municipal offices, including Municipal Court, will open at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, due to the possibility of early morning icy road conditions. Fixed-route Orbit transit and Access paratransit service will also operate on a two-hour delay. Citizens can sign up for emergency notifications via the City of Huntsville’s website or follow the Huntsville Police Department’s Facebook and Twitter for road closures and other traffic safety information.

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Municipal offices closing early, 2 p.m., Jan. 6

January 6, 2022 Click to view Municipal offices closing early, 2 p.m., Jan. 6

Due to the threat of inclement winter weather, City of Huntsville municipal offices will close at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 6. Huntsville Municipal Court will suspend operations Thursday, Jan. 6. The court will send out rescheduling information to anyone affected by today’s closure in the coming days. CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION Huntsville Transit fixed-route bus and paratransit service will suspend operations at 3 p.m., with the last Orbit buses departing the [more]

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