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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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COVID-19 Shapes Fire & Rescue Response

March 20, 2020 Click to view COVID-19 Shapes Fire & Rescue Response

Keeping our community safe is the top priority of the City of Huntsville’s Fire and Rescue Department. This includes protecting the health and safety of our Firefighters and EMS workers so they can continue to deliver the highest level of service to you and your family. As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to unfold, it is important we all take steps to protect our first responders who are on the frontline of treating our citizens. Please follow [more]

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City of Huntsville closure information for New Year’s Day Holiday

December 31, 2019 Click to view City of Huntsville closure information for New Year’s Day Holiday

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will be closed for all non-essential personnel on New Year’s Day, Wednesday,  January 1, and reopen on Thursday, January 2. Details can be found below on how this closure impacts some City services: Garbage Collection:  Wednesday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Thursday, January 2. Households whose normal garbage pick-up day is on Thursday will have their garbage collected on Friday, January 3. Public Transit:  Shuttle [more]

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City of Huntsville closure information for Christmas Holiday

December 23, 2019 Click to view City of Huntsville closure information for Christmas Holiday

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will be closed for all non-essential personnel for the Christmas Holiday on Wednesday, December 25 and reopen on Thursday, December 26. Details can be found below on how this closure impacts some City services: Garbage Collection:  Wednesday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Thursday, December 26. Households whose normal garbage pick-up day is on Thursday will have their garbage collected on Friday, December 27. Public Transit:  Shuttle bus and paratransit [more]

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Fire Training Exercise

November 14, 2019 Click to view Fire Training Exercise

A live fire training exercise will be conducted by the Huntsville Fire-Rescue Training Division, today on Thursday November 14, 2019. This Training Exercise will be a part of the 2019 Recruit Class Fire Academy. The training exercise will take place in a donated structure located at 1261 Bob Wade Lane. In preparation for the exercise the structure has been prepared and inspected. All measures have been taken to protect the surrounding [more]

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Weekend Fires on Cavalry Street

October 21, 2019 Click to view Weekend Fires on Cavalry Street

Huntsville Firefighters responded to three fires on Cavalry Street this weekend. The properties involved were 1412 Cavalry Street and 1418 Cavalry Street. All three fires have been ruled incendiary. Anyone having information concerning these fire please contact Huntsville Fire Marshal’s Office @ (256) 427-5150.

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Promotional Ceremony

October 1, 2019 Click to view Promotional Ceremony

Huntsville Fire & Rescue held a small promotional ceremony for a Deputy Fire Marshal and an Assistant Fire Marshal, two Captains and three Driver/Engineers. The Ceremony took place Monday, September 30th, 2019 at the Huntsville Fire and Police Training academy on Pueblo Drive. The following is a list of the promotions and the date they were promoted: Rank promoted to: Deputy Fire Marshal Mike Jaco 08/12/2019 Assistant Fire Marshal Adam Hunter 09/09/2019 Captain Jim Buckner 08/26/2019 Captain [more]

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Huntsville Launches New Fire and Life Safety Measures 

September 4, 2019 Click to view Huntsville Launches New Fire and Life Safety Measures 

The City of Huntsville is launching two new fire and life safety measures to better protect firefighters, reduce emergency response times, and decrease potential repair/replacement costs to businesses following a forced entry into a building. The first program, Electric Rapid Access System, utilizes a secure electronic key vault to give firefighters access into a closed building if a fire alarm triggers after normal business hours. The second program, a Fire Department Connection (FDC) [more]

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2 House Fires

July 12, 2019 Click to view 2 House Fires

This is information on two house fires that occurred in the city of Huntsville yesterday. The first fire was at 13925 Wyandotte Drive. Upon arrival, fire units reported smoke coming from the house. Crews used forced entry through the front door to gain access. Upon entering the house, firefighters encountered heavy smoke conditions. Firefighters made their way through the home and found fire in the bedroom of the residence. A body [more]

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