We are currently looking to add volunteers to our roster!
There are no prerequisites or certificates required but the candidate should be at least 18 years old, possess a valid Alabama Driver’s License as well as a High School Diploma or the equivalent (G.E.D.).
Here at West Blount Fire District, we boast the largest territory and second highest call volume out of the 22 fire departments in Blount County. We serve the West Blount, Blount Springs, Hayden and Smokerise Communities with two 24/7 full-time firefighters, volunteers and a host of part-time firefighters.
Upon successful completion of our New Volunteer Orientation Program, volunteers will become eligible to be compensated for their efforts. Compensation comes in the form of Paid Per Call, we also compensate for weekly trainings attended.
Along with compensation for participation, we also have tuition programs available to gain the necessary certifications to become a State Certified Volunteer.
You must apply in person to become a volunteer. The best way to do this is attend a weekly training meeting. Training night is every Tuesday at 6:00pm and we hold these trainings at our Station 1 located at 757 County Highway 7 Hayden, AL 35079. ... ExpandHide
There will be a charity bicycle ride passing through Hayden tomorrow with upwards of 100 cycles. Please use extreme caution when traveling Smokerise and Highway 160 near Logan’s General Store as cyclist will be present at various times throughout the day. ... ExpandHide
Tonight at approximately 7:30 P.M. we were dispatched to a large scale incident with multiple patients at Tradition’s Park due to a storm in the area causing a tent to collapse.
Fortunately, there were not as many injuries as initially reported, but it was still a large scale incident that quickly taxed our resources as a single department. We could not have ran this scene as efficiently without help from Blount County 911, ALEA, EMA, Warrior Fire, Blount EMS, Mt. High Fire, Locust Fork Fire, and Ricetown Fire. Within minutes of the initial dispatch we had crews on the scene able to help individuals, and get them the appropriate care. As always, this is made possible by our citizens who support the department, our fireboard, the supporting agencies who help us, and our own firefighters who work around the clock. We wish to extend a thanks once again to those involved in this incident. ... ExpandHide