Did you know that in the event you can't make the phone call, you can text to number 911 in Blount County for assistance. Our 911 center is one of the few in our state who currently have this capability. This may be useful in instances of an intruder, or in a situation where a phone call is simply not feasible.
We've had many responses from the story we posted last night regarding Text-to-911. The most frequently asked question has been, "what counties provide this service?". The photo, supplied by the state...
It was our honor and privilege today to join with Warrior Fire Department and other multiple agencies from around central Alabama to lay our friend and brother, Bobby Reno, to rest. Bobby worked here at West Blount Fire District, Warrior Fire, and also Palmerdale Fire. He will be missed sorely, along with his personality, character and willingness to always serve those who dial 911. It was an amazing outpouring of love, and support shown today from firefighters and citizens near and far. These pictures were snapped by Holly Pate, and we wanted to share them with those who follow our page. It truly was an incredible day. We each will miss Bobby, but until we meet again, we will continue answering the calls for those who are in need. ... ExpandHide
- We want to go ahead and remind everyone that lives in our district and those who will be visiting to be vigilant and careful tomorrow as multiple fire departments, visitors, and others will be meeting at Crossroads Baptist to honor Firefighter Bobby Reno in his funeral.
- We anticipate an extremely high volume of traffic which will include citizens, but also multiple fire apparatus as well. Please use caution if you travel in this area, and allow extra time to move about. Visitation will begin at 12 P.M. with services beginning at 2:00 P.M. and followed with a formal procession to the Warrior Cemetery (behind Warrior Elementary School) and it is because of this we ask for your help in sharing this, and reminding those in our community that would travel this area to expect some delays and heavier than normal traffic. Thank you, West Blount community for your help in this matter! Please make sure to share, and allow others to be made aware of this! ... ExpandHide