We have removed our most recent post due to it moving quickly away from its intended purposes. The post was never meant to place blame on any one entity but rather to explain the situation from the side of our responders at West Blount.
We strive to provide the most effective and efficient emergency services to the community that we love and to be met with adversity and disdain while providing these services is disheartening for our men and they are only doing their job and as they are instructed to do.
Again, we would like to commend the Lifeguard and bystanders who were present today for the exceptional completion of their job by using their education and experience to provide life saving measures to prevent the inevitable. ... ExpandHide
After completing 160 hours of training spanning across 32 days and 74 J.P.R.s (Job Performance Requirements), we have finished our last night of our VFF:160 course in less than two months! (The class typically takes six to eight months.) Currently, we have a 96% pass rate with one retest pending.
As you can see in the picture, it’s our tradition here at West Blount for the instructors to “show proper AFFF application” on the last night of class.
Throughout the course, we have had the pleasure of hosting 20 dedicated students from across Central Alabama. Some were with us for all four blocks while some were only with us for one or two, but they ALL put forth 110% every class.
We would like to thank; Mount Olive, Mount High, Morris, Dallas-Selfville, Locust Fork, Remlap and Springville Fire Departments for trusting us to educated your personnel.
Keep these guys in your thoughts as they take their final Fire College Exam on Friday evening. ... ExpandHide
We will host a CPR Healthcare Provider class this Saturday (5/19/18). Class begins at 8:30am and the cost is $30. For further information or to sign up, contact Daniel Etheredge at (205)704-7886. ... ExpandHide
Last week we had a stihl backpack blower come up missing. We think it was stolen out of one of our trucks. We made a Facebook post about it and Jenny Metcalf (pictured below) owner of Hayden and Shipps pharmacy reached out to us and wanted to purchase the fire department a new one. We are thankful for her donation of $452 to purchase a new one. We would also like to thank Alabama mower service for selling it at cost. ... ExpandHide