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Friday, April 20, 2007

Center Point FF Rickey Davis

Center Point Fire & Rescue

Rickey Davis photo courtesy Center Point Fire & Rescue

Center Point Fire & Rescue is remembering Rickey Davis on, this, the 7th anniversary off his loss in the line of duty. Rickey died April 20, 2000 fighting a house fire in Center Point when the floor collapsed.

Firefighter Davis, who also worked for Homewood Fire & Rescue, was 33 years old.

Funeral procession video

Center Point Fire & Rescue remembers

*Rickey Davis photo courtesy Center Point Fire & Rescue

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Firefighter Benefit Ride - Saturday

Firefighter Brandon Luckado

Brandon Luckado is a firefighter for Weaver Volunteer Fire Department. He has been with them for 13 years. He also works at the Anniston Army Depot as a firefighter. He has two daughters and a wife. One of his daughters, Angel Lynn, has cystic fibrosis.

Last month, he lost his house to a fire. He also lost all the medical equipment for Angel Lynn.

Jason Strickland is putting this ride together to help raise money to meet any need the family may have. This should be a pretty big event.

Contact Information:
Jason Strickland
(256) 453-3643

Saturday, April 21st
8:30 a.m.
$20.00 for Luckado Emergency Fund
$5.00 to Weaver FD for lunch

Ride will begin at Custom Cycle on Hwy 78 in Oxford. The ride will go to Cheaha State Park and will end at Weaver City Park. Weaver Volunteer Fire Dept. will provide lunch.

From Birmingham, take I-20 East to Exit 179, Munford/Coldwater. Turn left (North) and go to US 78 where you will turn left (West) again. Ride starts at Custom Cycle.

Custom Cycle
5811 Us Highway 78 W
Oxford, AL 36203

Google map of Custom Cycle's location

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

BFRS House Fire

Birmingham Fire & Rescue

The following pictures are from a house fire Birmingham Firefighters responded to Tuesday morning near the intersection of Division Avenue and 83rd Street.

Thank you, Chuck, for the great pictures!

Companies on the scene included:
  • Engine 12
  • Engine 30
  • Rescue 19
  • Quint 27
  • Battalion 3

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Train vs. 18-Wheeler

Birmingham Police Department

Birmingham Police responded to a wreck involving a train and an 18-wheeler on the tracks at Amber Hills Road off Floyd Bradford Road this afternoon. As you can see in the pictures below, the train struck the center of the trailer knocking it off the tracks.

There were no injuries reported.

Monday, April 16, 2007

UAB Career Day

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The UAB mini-park on 14th Street South was host to a type of career awareness day last week. People and equipment from several emergency services in the area were represented in hopes of attracting interest from students on the campus.

Birmingham Fire & Rescue Public Education speaking to a group of students...

Birmingham Fire & Rescue Public Education : LT Fornest...

Birmingham Fire & Rescue : 3's HazMat...

Birmingham Fire & Rescue : Rescue 3...

Alabama National Guard : Analytical Laboratory System (ALS) - Provides the capability to the Civil Support Teams to conduct presumptive analysis of unknown or potential chemical and biological agents at an incident site and transmit that information electronically via the Unified Command Suite (UCS) in support of the Fire Responder Incident Commander...

46th Civil Support Team : Weapons of Mass Destruction...

Jefferson County EMA : MCCC...

Alabama Dept. of Public Health...

Mobile Emergency Room...

American Red Cross : 1109...

UAB C.L.E.A.R. (Center for Labor Education and Research) allowed people to experience using different types of personal protective equipment...

Westwood Rescue : Post 209...