News & Updates
Category: Huntsville Fire

Apartment Fires

In 2017, 95,000 fires occurred in apartment buildings within the United States. The damages estimated around $1,600,000,000. There were 340 civilian deaths due to these fires in apartment buildings. 3,130 civilian injuries occurred during these fires. During the 1970’s, apartment buildings were only required to be [more]

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Live Fire Training

Huntsville Fire & Rescue will be conducting training drills and a controlled burn on Thursday October 18, 2018 between the hours of 8 am. and 1 pm. The building to be used for our training is located at 2811 6th. Ave. SW. Please be alert for [more]

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Live Fire Training

Huntsville Fire & Rescue Training Division will conduct a live fire training exercise on October 5th, 2018, at 2303 Annandale Rd. SE. This event was rescheduled from September 27th, 2018. In preparation for the exercise, the structure has been prepared and inspected. All measures have [more]

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911 Day of Remembrance

Huntsville Fire & Rescue along with HPD and HEMSI will be taking part in a Day of Remembrance on September 11th 2018 at Huntsville Fire Station #1 located at 2110 Clinton Avenue. The ceremony will start promptly at 7:40 am. At 7:46am all Emergency Vehicles shall [more]

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Arson Arrest

On August 24, 2018, Huntsville Fire & Rescue responded to a duplex fire located at 3700 block of Alpine Street, Huntsville. On arrival, heavy smoke and flames were reported. Firefighter’s initial attack were from the outside to a second story window to cool the area [more]

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Fireworks Safety

Huntsville Fire & Rescue are reminding citizens it is Illegal to use, sell or possess fireworks within the city limits of Huntsville. We encourage the citizens of Huntsville to enjoy the Fourth of July holiday but do it in a safe and responsible manner,” said Huntsville [more]

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Huntsville Fire Promotes Two New Deputy Chiefs

Huntsville Fire & Rescue promoted two new Deputy Fire Chiefs. They began their new assignments on Monday January 29th, 2018. Deputy Chief Tim Barnack has more than 28 years with the department at various ranks and has served as the Training Division Chief since 2009. [more]

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Burning Ban Lifted in City of Huntsville

Effective November 1, 2017, the burn ban for Madison County was lifted. Although the burn ban for the county has been lifted, the City of Huntsville does not allow open burning within the city unless it is permitted through the Department of Natural Resources and [more]

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Huntsville Fire & Rescue Receives Firehouse Subs Grant

Huntsville Fire & Rescue is pleased to announce it received a $13,651.50 grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, a nonprofit foundation founded in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  The foundation’s mission is to impact the life‐saving capabilities, and the lives, of local [more]

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Fireworks

In 2013, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 11,400 people for fireworks related injuries; 55% of 2014 emergency room fireworks-related injuries were to the extremities and 38% were to the head. The risk of fireworks injury is highest for young people ages 0-4, followed [more]

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